school-blogging

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!

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.

Clinical Burn-out

Most of the time, I enter the veterinary teaching hospital excited to learn and possibly save some lives.

Most of the time, I am enthusiastic about my cases and will eagerly research things I don’t know.

Most of the time, I understand that I won’t know everything and that I will grow with time and practice.

Most of the time, I enjoy educating clients and discussing cases with other vets.

Most of the time, I embrace scary or new situations because I know I will learn from them.

Most of the time, I am okay with doing paperwork until 11 pm or cleaning things when needed.

Most of the time, I am fine with getting up at 5:30-6:00 every morning.

Most of the time, I am content with being busy and not having much social or downtime.

But sometimes…….

Sometimes, I dread or get nervous to talk to clients or attending veterinarians.

Sometimes, I get frustrated at not knowing something or frequently forgetting things I try so hard to remember.

Sometimes, I’m dread waking up at 11 in the morning, let alone 5:30 am.

Sometimes, the last thing I want to do is to take even one step into the veterinary teaching hospital.

Sometimes, I am so overwhelmed with things to know and things to do that I become paralyzed and don’t feel like I can do anything.

Sometimes, I anguish over how unfair it is that I am doing more paperwork and cleaning than I am actually learning for my career.

Sometimes, I get depressed and upset that I am spending such much time at the hospital instead of being a normal, happy, and mentally well, human.

Sometimes, I have massive amounts of anxiety over preforming new procedures or doing something outside my comfort zone.

And sometimes, I am so burnt-out that I can’t see the light to this tunnel that is vet school. 

And that’s okay. Because everyone can, and is allowed, to become burnt-out sometimes. To anyone else struggling with me, know that this is temporary, and that there are ways to find recovery, and ways to reach out and help one another. You are not alone, and we are all going to get through this together <3

Last week I recommended Hamilton to my US studies teacher, because he’s very interested in US presidential history, and he hadn’t heard it.

This week I noticed this on his computer screen. Definitely gonna ask him about his thoughts later:

Fun With the Fundus!

Did you know, that behind the wonder that is the surface of the eye, is another layer of anatomy ready to be explored? The back of the eye, or the fundus, consists of sclera, choroid, retina, the optic nerve, and plus or minus the tapetum

The fundus can be seen by several different methods, such as direct ophthalmoscopy or indirect ophthalmoscopy (as seen below).

images from vetbook.com

Examining the fundus can be extremely useful to evaluate blindness, neurologic disease, or systemic disease (infectious, immune-mediated, neoplastic, etc).