Aug. 1st, 2011

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I don't even know if I *want* to go to vet school. I don't know if I ever really wanted it. I got a BS in biology, I like animals, and health tends to interest me, so vet school seemed like at least a semi-logical plan. A bit better than medical school, at any rate. But I look at the vets at my clinic and I see them working 60+ hour weeks with next to no vacation time, and even when they DO go on vacation it's to a veterinary conference. The vets I know have no family -- with 10 to 12 or even 14 hour days, it's a combination of not having the time to devote to raising kids and not really wanting them in the first place. Even with the insane amount of hours that these vets put into their work, the clinic is barely scraping by. They're good vets, but the economy is still in the toilet so people don't want to spend any money that they don't have to (though I guess that is par for the course). Even in a good economy, they aren't paid near what they are worth.

I don't want my life consumed by and entirely defined by my work.

I know that I want to be with Dan, forever. He is an absolute treasure and a blessing and I honestly don't know what I would do without him.

I don't want to be a full-time stay-at-home mom for the next 20 years. There's nothing wrong with that, but it's not my cup of tea. I want to do something beyond that that will positively impact the world. Raising the next generation to be good citizens doesn't feel like it would be enough.

I want to go out and *do* things and see the world and experience everything I can. And I want to do all of that with Dan.

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Catherine

August 2011

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