Alison writes about procrastinating and what you give up in life to be a vet student
After all my years in education you’d think I’d have successfully developed a technique to overcome procrastination. Oh no, it’s still present as ever around exam time. Hence why I’m blogging!
I’ve started the immense task of revision but it’s not been going very well, I’m feeling a bit bogged down with the amount of material and two and a half weeks to learn it all. Scary thought that the exams are so soon, but even this isn’t helping with regards to procrastination.
I think one of the major issues is I’m at home and everything here is so much more interesting than learning farm animal endocrinology. I’d much rather take my dogs on a four hour walk in the pouring rain than struggle through another chunk of lectures.
I hate the feeling of impending doom, it’s not very pleasant having it hanging over you and this holidays it has hit me that most of my friends my age are moving on with their lives; getting mortgages, getting married and starting families while working full time, and I’m still at uni working myself very hard.
One of the rubbish aspects of vet school as a graduate student are the large amount placements which fall over holidays i.e. the wedding season. I’ve already missed an engagement party last week and I’m trying to factor in a wedding in the summer when I may possibly be on call for a placement. It’s hard explaining to friends of many years you can’t come due to vet things again, but most are understanding thankfully.
I better get back to the pile of folders sat in front of me, but my bedroom really does look like it needs cleaning right now rather than revising!
Alison is 22 years old, from North Yorkshire. Studying at the Royal Veterinary College, London. Currently in third year, after completing the Graduate and Transfer year. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science from the University of Leeds.
Equine biased, but she has a fondness for small furry creatures too.