Preparing for Graduation and the Future

We have a little over a month left of school, which means we only have around 40 days till graduation. It is a little weird to think about graduating. I absolutely love A&M, so its bittersweet that my undergraduate career is ending soon.

This semester has been a busy one for me, academically. I am in physiology this semester. It is a tough class, as we have to read and watch videos before every meeting. It is a lot to balance between other classes and the organizations I am in, but I do my best to try to stay on top and also try to relax and have fun sometimes.

Spring Break helped; it was nice to finally catch up on sleep, have movie nights with friends, and play with my puppy. The week before Spring Break I had two tests and a paper due, so it was a much-deserved break. I also got to go home and spend some time with my family, whom I haven’t seen in about a month or two. It was nice to have a home-cooked meal for a change, since when have the time at A&M, I am either too lazy or busy to cook for myself. My mom even made a pie while I was home, so I was definitely spoiled. Spring Break went by way too fast, but at least my mom sent me back to College Station with some food.

While I am looking forward to graduating, it also is a little stressful, since I don’t know what I will do after graduation. I am still waiting to hear back from some schools. I have several plans in my head, but nothing is definite yet; I am one of those people who like to plan and know exactly where I am going and what I am doing. However, I have had so many wonderful memories at A&M. From football games, to baseball games, to hanging out with friends, to getting my Aggie ring, I have loved these past four years, and I am hopeful for these next few years and where they will take me.

An Exciting Year

This year is my senior year and I will be graduating in May. That is kind of scary to think about how close it is. I have always looked forward to graduation, but now it is less than a year away. I will spend this year enjoying my last year of undergrad before hopefully going to veterinary school. I have sent in all my applications, so I keep my fingers crossed and see what happens.

I am excited for this year. I have a few classes that I feel like I will enjoy this year. One of my classes I am taking is companion animal science. It is a class where we learn about cats, dogs, Guinea pigs, hamsters, and other pocket pets. That’s the area I want to go into when I become a veterinarian, so it is really interesting to me. They also have guest speakers who are involved in showing dogs, racing dogs, or other people who own reptiles and other animals. I am not as excited about the reptile speakers because I don’t like snakes, but it is still interesting.

The other class is my anatomy class. It is a really challenging class because it has a lot of information but it is really interesting. We have lab where we can see the muscles we actually talk about in lecture so it helps to understand the information. It is a hands-on lab, where my lab partners and I work together in order to do the dissection. We actually get to learn the information than just watching someone else do it.

I have also been to both of the home football games already. They were very hot but very exciting. My whole family and I watch Aggie football so the football season is definitely the highlight of the year. I can’t wait for our next home game and for the rest of the year as I make lots of memories.

Becoming an Upperclassman

This past summer I was busy with working at my mom’s vet clinic back home and fostering a kitten. Even though it felt like I was always working or feeding the kitten, I loved it. There was always a client who brightened my day, and the foster kitten was so sweet and adorable. I am proud to say that she did get a wonderful home (Mom was especially happy since that meant I didn’t keep her).

Now the summer is over, and the school year has started. I know this year will be exciting and scary all at them same time. This is my junior year, which means I have one more year until I graduate and hopefully go to vet school. As scary as it is, I think this year will be one of the best! One reason is that I should be getting my Aggie ring this spring. In order to get your Aggie ring, you have to complete 90 credit hours, and I should complete my last few hours before spring. I know it is still months away, but I cannot wait until the spring semester comes! Since I come from an Aggie family and am one of the youngest in my family, I am the only one without a ring.

There is so much to keep me busy while I wait for the spring semester to come. I am already busy with classes and studying, and it is Aggie football season! I already have a few tests coming up these next couple of weeks. It helps that since I am now an upperclassman, I have courses I enjoy more instead of the basic courses. Even though I am taking better courses, I still have to study a lot. So, looking forward to game days on Saturdays helps me get through each week. I am so excited to see what I will learn this year and what else this year has in store for me.