Day 71: 233km!! I feel a lot fitter and healthier, and my muscles are raging ;)
It’s hard to make time to walk every night with uni, but it’s a good study break.
It’s easier to exercise here because the air is warm and humid so I actually haven’t needed to use my puffer yet- though I am still cautious.
In this barron country town, it’s basically impossible to find a job, but after a year of applying everywhere I finally got one!
It’s only for first semester, but I’ll be a first year biochemistry tutor starting next week! So keen. It’ll help me revise last years info and well as get some extra cash so I’m not such a parasite to my parents (I absolutely hate being their burden but don’t have much choice).
so yeah… yay!
I feel like I need a sign that says if you’re sick don’t even breathe near me because I’m immunosupressed and will get it 10x worse than you.
Ughhh first day of uni and I have no voice left
my hobbies include being right and petting other peoples cats
Sometimes I don’t want to go back to uni. I want to stay here with my friends and family, with my pets and my stable and amazing job.
Sometimes it’s hard to go back to a place where not many people understand you, you can’t find a job and you’re always under ridiculous pressure that none of your friends at home can ever understand.
Sometimes I don’t want to be the 20 year old financial burden on my parents. I want them to be free, I want a job so I can pay for my own things and stop driving them into further financial stress.
Sometimes I don’t want to be searching for jobs in a stupid Barron farm town just so I don’t have to worry about how I’m going to fill my car up.
Sometimes I wish I didn’t have stupid big dreams and I could just stay where I’m happy doing a regular degree while having a regular job and moving out of home when I’m ready to, not when I’m forced.
I understand that in my life is a lot of privilege, but to this day I have not met a person who understands the way I feel.
I fucking hate my degree, because it puts me through this. But it’s the only way to get where I have to be.
Day 39: we’ve now done 122km! Crazy right?! I’m so happy with how it’s going so far, I feel much fitter and my muscles have really toned up. The asthma is settling down, but it goes crazy at speeds above 7.5km/hr so I just have to limit myself to that.
So now we are about 90km from the California/Oregon border which I’m pretty keen for!
Ok so I was just wondering how different vet school systems work around the world? I know there are lots of American and Australian vet students on tumblr and I often read about ‘pre-vet’ but I have no idea what it means! I’m particularly…
At the University of Queensland, Australia, it’s a 5 year undergraduate degree. You can either get straight in from high school with a very high leaving score, or you can do a year of another degree (or more than one year) and get a high enough GPA to transfer into vet. Most of the cohort is made up of people who have already done a degree or those that transferred.
The first two years are made up of basic animal and medical science, the third you start to look at diseases, fourth is surgery and diagnostics and in the fifth year you can choose to do clinical rotations or research (most choose clinical rotations). UQ Is AVMA accredited and I assume also RVC but I’m not 100% on that, and obviously AVBC accredited :)
I think UQ is one of the last in AUS that is only 5 years and undergraduate- there seems to be a move to postgraduate and DVM instead of BVSc in recent years.
Day five: we’ve now done 16km and my muscles have stopped hurting all the time! I’ve already toned up a bit and it’s getting easier every day.
However this whole thing is aggregating my asthma a lot so I’m going to have to try out some new methods to control it a bit more.
Today I started my sort of New Years resolution. It’s not really a NY resolution, now just seemed like a logical time to start.
Last week on modern family I saw phil walked the distance LA to Canada in one year, and it really inspired me to do something similar. This year I’m aiming to walk the distance from Redding, CA to Vancouver, BC.
It’s 3.2km per day which isn’t that much I know. But this year I have vet school and placement to concentrate on, so I can only really manage half an hour a day. It’s more than I did last year and I’m really hoping it’ll improve my health (especially my heart and immune system). It’d be nice to tone up a bit, but the reason I’m doing this is really for the health of my heart - not looks.
So, yay! Today I did 3.3km in 32 minutes which I’m pretty happy with for my first walk :)
So these eyedrops were $10, which is ridiculous but I needed them so badly.
I’m only two years in, but I’m so sick of living in poverty because of uni. I’m so sick of the lack of government help, and I’m so sick of how hard it is to get ahead.
I’m not going to be self sufficient until 25 and it just really bugs me that no matter how hard I work, I just can’t get ahead.
(And I know I’m not poor compared to a lot of people but it doesn’t mean I’m not struggling in my own society so stfu)