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I don't know what to do with my life.

I wanted to go to medical school for neurology, but studying for the MCAT drove me crazy.
I wanted to get a PhD in neurobiology, but I hate research.
I wanted to go to vet school, but that might mean giving up everything else I want out of life.

If I go to vet school, it will mean being 400 to 3,000 miles away from Dan for four years. It might mean that we don't make it as a couple. Even if I get through vet school and we marry, it will mean 12 hour work days. I will have next to no life outside of work. When will I have the time and energy to make a family? When will I be able to do everything I've dreamed of doing outside of work?

If I don't go through with vet school, what will I do with my life?

Date: 2011-08-01 05:40 am (UTC)
subluxate: Sophia Bush leaning against a piano (Default)
From: [personal profile] subluxate
I honestly don't know how you feel about this, which is why I'm asking, but would you ever consider earning teaching credentials? Those are portable, and you've got the background to teach in the sciences.

You and Dan will make it. Dan is so devoted to you that it gives me cavities.

Date: 2011-08-01 05:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honeystix.livejournal.com
The only teaching I've seriously considered is college level neurobiology... which pretty much in every instance requires a PhD.

Otherwise, no teaching. Teaching anyone younger than college age drives me bonkers.

I really, really hope you're right.

Date: 2011-08-01 06:04 am (UTC)
subluxate: Sophia Bush leaning against a piano (Default)
From: [personal profile] subluxate
There's community college? That generally requires a master's, if I remember right, rather than a PhD, so it's maybe an option? Even if you get high school-age kids, they'll be expected to adhere to college standards.

Date: 2011-08-01 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roie.livejournal.com
I know it's hard, but you have to sit down and evaluate the situation and decide what is best for YOU, your career, and your life. You can't think about anyone else. This is one time in your life you HAVE to be selfish.

Date: 2011-08-01 08:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honeystix.livejournal.com
Okay, so I was writing a reply, but it kind of got out of hand. So I'm making an entirely new post instead. Whoops. :)

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