While Thanksgiving is now over, the Thanksgiving day is a great
reminder to appreciate for the little things.
One thing that I really
appreciate is lifelong friendship. After two and a half years at
the veterinary school, I have met great friends who are going to be
my colleagues one day. It is amazing to be around people who share
the same interest and passion as I do.
A few days ago, we shared our third anniversary of celebrating
"Friendsgiving" together. It was a good excuse for us to forget
about exams and quizzes for a little bit and just enjoy having a
good time with friends.
Every year, it is at Emily’s house, and I thank her for offering
her place and not minding her house getting messy afterward.
Because it is a potluck event, everyone is encouraged to bring a
dish. I made my "famous" corn bread using my secret recipe. I also
made some creamed corn. I was excited to have holiday dishes that I
enjoyed last year, such as Annie’s green bean casserole.
We also had some non-traditional Thanksgiving dishes, such as
dumplings and beans to show the diversity of our group. My favorite
dish was the homemade egg rolls by Duc. He joked around about how
he almost burnt his arm making them because he had not made them in
At the end of the night, my stomach was so full from food and
hurting from laughing.
The amount of support that I receive from my group of friends is
immeasurable; they are also a motivation for me to keep pushing
I already cannot wait for our fourth "Friendsgiving" next