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1/5 back to school 2017 masterposts

school is starting soon (or has already started) and i also wanted to somehow thank you guys for 7k in a way other than the usual blog rate or blog awards. keep a look out for the other 4!

this is a collab with @studyruels. his masterpost is on making an aftetschool routine which you can check out here!

now, i’m naturally a morning person. i just am, and i always have been. no matter how late i go to bed my body thinks it’s a great idea to noT sleep in and wake up at 6 am every day (’: here are a few things i do to make it a little easier and enjoy my mornings!

1. GO TO BED EARLY. this is honestly a no brainer but STOP SPENDING HOURS ON YOUR PHONE WTH like it’s so harmful for your eyes and your mind and your brain and your body will thank you in the morning when your eyes aren’t burning with exhaustion. 

1.a. when i decided to stop being an irresponsible smol child who tried to stay up every night, i started setting alarms for going to sleep. so like at 9:00 (ok ik thats pretty early but thats usually when i go to bed), or maybe that’ll be like 10:00 or 10:30 for you so that you can go to bed around 11. but anyways, when you hear this alarm, it’s time to get off of your phone or laptop (-: send your gn streaks and texts, close insta (log out if u have to), and shut it all down. soon after, you will start to notice how tired you actually are without all that blue light distracting you !!!

2. read! this is a personal favorite just because i’m a huge nerd but reading right before bed is just killing 2 birds with one stone: you’re exercising your mind and subconsciously improving your writing skills (vocabulary and grammar) while making yourself very tired!! if you think reading, especially at night, is boring, you aren’t reading the right books for you.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

3. prepare yourself for the morning so it seems less dreadful. OPEN YOUR BLINDS BEFORE BED JUST DO IT OMG you will wake up with the sun. do a little miniclean of your room before bed so you’re not waking up to yesterday’s disaster. make your coffee the night before and leave it in the fridge if you like it iced in the morning. plan out what you’re going to wear tomorrow, as well as your lunch. shower (so u sleep better and/or dont have to do it in the morning) and brush your teeth. pamper yourself. set up fairy lights. just do anything that will cause you to wake up and go “jeez glad i did that last night; now i have more time and peace of mind”. 

4. find something to look forward to in the morning. this might be going to get coffee or tea with a friend in the morning, getting to wear the cute outfit and eat the delicious lunch that you prepped last night, or remembering that you’re going to see a movie after school. whatever it may be, let it motivate you to get up and start your day as soon as possible. 

5. turn off/disable snooze. do it. if your alarm app can’t do this, install an app that can. i also like to set up my alarm so that i have to do some challenging mental math to turn it off. 

5.a. make your alarm something that will cause you to get up. it doesn’t necessarily have to be something really annoying. it can be something upbeat and light that puts you in a good mood for the day. however, if you’re a really heavy sleeper then you might want to make it some obnoxious and loud sound so that you will be motivated just to get out of bed and turn it off. 

6. put your phone across the room. we’ve all heard of this one but most of us are too lazy to do it. at night, when you whip out that book, log off all your social media and then put your phone somewhere so far that you’ll have to physically get out of bed and turn off the alarm.

7. make your bed suit your aesthetic. this derives from the basic “make your bed” tip. sure, you can make your bed, and sure, it might motivate you to not get back in. but if you really struggle with this, buy one of those prepackaged bed sets that has a nice color scheme. once you make your bed, you’re not going to want to ruin that aesthetic tbh

8. keep a consistent sleep schedule, even on the weekends!! i’m not saying you have to wake up at 6 am even on saturdays, but don’t go from waking up at 6 to waking up at 12. maybe push your wake up time to 8:30 or 9 latest on the weekends. as you get used to waking early (and sleeping early, too!) you can slowly push back your weekend wake up time earlier and earlier until it’s almost identical to the time you wake up when you have school.


i hope this helps! good luck with this school year, everyone!

Some study tips for lazy students like me:

Make an aesthetic study table, get everything you need so you don’t need to get up repeatedly. Keep everything on your table organised and aesthetically pleasing.

Before you start, skim through all the content you plan to study. Try learning the challenging concepts first. Don’t miss out on anything, make a checklist.

Timetables suck. Keep a clock on your study table and keep adjusting your time e.g you finish half a chapter in an hour then add another hour and 15 minutes to complete and the rest revise at the end.

What Kind of Specialist Should You be?? A Quick, Easy, and Reliable Guide!

*Disclaimer: Not a real guide. Would recommend further investigation into each specialty before selling your soul to said specialty based on tongue-in-cheek guide alone.

-> Are you secretly a vampire and require to work in complete darkness? Do you like to conjure up structures that simply don’t exist? Then Radiology is for you!

-> Are you an adrenaline junkie that loves high pressure situations, rollercoasters, jumping out of an airplane, and barely alive patients? Do you get excited at the prospect of explosive diarrhea, cluster seizures, spleen ruptures, and chocolate toxicity? Then you should go into Emergency and Critical Care.

-> Do you yearn to work on nothing but dead patients for the rest of your life? Do you go the entire day longing for zero human interaction? Then you should be an Anatomical Pathologist.

-> Do you wish you could walk into every room and smell yeast? Do you relish in running your hands over oozing skin? Do you enjoy talking about allergies every 10 minutes? Dermatology is waiting for you!

-> Do you have aspirations of examining semen all day every day? Are you known as the person who makes all the inappropriate jokes? Theriogenology (Reproduction) is here for you!

-> Do you show up to parties or the grocery store with your stethoscope around your neck? Do you idealize bossing insubordinates around and perceive yourself as far superior than everyone else? Do you want to be able to boast that you can do neurosurgery, fracture repair, and a lung lobectomy all at once?  Surgery is calling to you!

-> Do you prefer that all of your patients be asleep? Do you jump for joy when there is discussion about blood gasses and capnographs? Does the minute detail of pharmacologic anesthetics make you jump for joy? Say no more, Anesthesiology is here!

-> Is your picture of a perfect night being called in at 3am for a colic surgery? Do you wish there was a language that only horse people (should!) know? Do you wear nothing but khakis and polos? Equine Surgery is a perfect fit!

-> Do you frequently dream about sitting at a desk looking at 600 slides a day? Did you ask for a microscope for Christmas? Do you have in-depths conversations at a party about the species differences on blood smears? Then Clinical Pathology it is!

-> Do you aspire to know more than anyone around you? Do you want cases that no one has figured out for 15 years? Do you think to yourself that your uncontrolled diabetic ketoacidic patient that has Cushings, a raging UTI, pancreatitis, pneumonia, heart failure, hepatic fibrosis, and lymphoma is not complicated enough? Then Internal Medicine is right for you!

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02/11/2017 Competition law! It’s pretty interesting, but also pretty difficult so I have to work very hard to actually understand everything. But that’s worth it!

To those of you (including me) who feel like you always need to be doing The Most: do what you can. Do your best. This doesn’t mean doing everything at once!! This doesn’t mean you can’t have free time to relax!! Also remember that someone else’s best is different than your own because they are doing different things and that’s ok.
You gotta do you man. If you can only read 10 pages today and need to relax for a bit? That is a-ok. Because everyone needs relaxation time. “Your best” includes down time because you need to relax and take care of yourself more than anything else

An Open Letter to All Puppies With Parvo Virus (That Were Unvaccinated)

Dear Adorable Fluffs,

I’m sorry.

I’m sorry that you don’t understand what is happening to you.

I’m sorry we have to poke and prod you every little bit so we can make sure you stay alive and get the treatment you need.

I’m sorry that your intestines is literally and continuously sloughing unto the puppy pad diapers that you are surrounded by.

I’m sorry I can’t explain to you why we have to draw blood so often or why you are hooked up to so many tubes and fluid lines.

I’m sorry that you feel so crummy that you won’t eat. Puppies should be able to love to eat.

I’m sorry that instead of a bright, hyper puppy you are reduced to being a miserable and dull corpse-like ball of diarrhea. 

I’m sorry that your entire body might begin to shut down and you might go into septic shock.

I’m sorry that even around the clock care might not be good enough.

I’m sorry that even the best medicine might not be good enough.

I’m sorry that even if you walk out of here alive and possibly eventually happy, you had to endure even a single second of this awful, cruel, debilitating disease.

I’m sorry that that this was most likely preventable (Yes, there are exceptions, but they are rare and almost always has a valid reason why the vaccine didn’t work- i.e. didn’t store the vaccine correctly, giving it only once without a booster, expecting it to miraculously work immediately right before or during a pravo infection etc.). 

I’m sorry that your owner didn’t believe in vaccines or that “we just want to give them for money.” (Hint: iF we ACTUALLY were in this career for the money, then why in the absolute world would we give a $20 vaccine when we could refuse to vaccinate and make $1,000-$7,000 ++ on each critical parvo patient that walked in the door?)

I’m sorry that you could have been playing with your siblings and being snuggled as a puppy should but instead I’m trying not to sob I might have to put your tiny, emaciated body into a body bag.


I’m so sorry. You deserve so much better than this.

Cosplay (and general sewing) life hack- easy pleats with a fork! For all those school girl uniform cosplays and more :)