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Laura
01 January 2016 @ 10:15 pm
2016 goals: make a couple non-work friends in my new town. Move Buddy to be closer to me. Learn how to exercise with appropriate boundaries.
 
 
Laura
22 July 2015 @ 10:46 pm
So I had a job interview at a clinic I think I could totally work at. It's about 80% small animal and the rest large animal (mainly equine but some cattle, sheep and goats). The vet who runs it is young, she started working there in 08 and the vet who owned the clinic got cancer and passed away in 2011. Dr. B, the one running it now, is very laid back and chill. The clinic is Dr. B and a couple part time vets, 3 licensed technicians and a couple assistant/receptionists. It's set up in an old ranch style house but very clean and organized, very nice looking. Dr. B says her long term plan would include a new building but it works for what they have now. The clinic is technically owned by the trust of the vet who passed and the trust is run by his brother, but he is very much just the numbers guy and not interested in changing the vet part.

The practice is located a little inland of Lake Michigan, about 10 miles from the resort towns so the clientele is mixed of very high income to very low income and Dr. B says the variety helps keep them on their toes. It's also about 10 miles from two of my aunt and uncles in a very adorable lake resort town that I have always adored and my aunts are already clucking about planning my life in town with them; which I find hilarious.

It was a working interview that lasted from 9:00-6:30! We went on farm calls and saw appointments and she had me doing a lot. She asked me a lot of questions and I hope my knowledge base was up to par! She seemed really interested in me and we talked about how I would fit into the clinic. She invited me back for a second interview on a surgery day next week and told me to be thinking about what I would need in a contract and whatnot.

My gut was telling me I could live there, I could work there. Everyone got along great and things seemed really smooth. Of course I'm an over thinker so my anxiety has questions and concerns and I'm sure I'll have to weigh it all out but if she called me tomorrow and offered me the job I would say yes.
 
 
Laura
08 May 2015 @ 10:15 pm
Today was my final day of veterinary school. Next week I graduate as Dr. Laura. I can't even wrap my mind around achieving a goal I've had for 23 years.

Tomorrow I am going to visit my roommate from TK. She's married, has a baby, is going to business school. We're going to marvel at how much we've changed and how amazing it is that we're still alive and fighting.
 
 
Laura
08 August 2013 @ 11:30 pm

Is recovery possible?

What does recovery mean? What does recovery look like?

Who am I if I am recovered? Where do the parts of me shut off by recovery go?

Do I really want recovery? What is holding me back?

What the fuck am I doing with my life?!

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Laura
02 August 2013 @ 06:53 pm

I am so discouraged. And frustrated. All I want to do is sleep/lay in bed or on the couch all day.

I am also already tired of my parents.

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Laura
15 July 2013 @ 02:09 pm

I cannot count the number of times I have wondered how the FUCK this has become my life in the last 5 weeks. Today's moment came when I was sitting next to a woman who has battled schizophrenia for 30+ years while we chuckled over the ridiculousness of our "self esteem brochures"

Mental illness doesn't discriminate and it sure doesn't give a fuck how smart or capable you are. If only those on the outside of this world could see that.

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Laura
13 July 2013 @ 01:17 pm

Home.

Overwhelmed.

Trying to stay busy and recovery focused and remember my boundaries.

Mostly just want to sleep all day. Must stay out of bed.

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Laura
29 June 2013 @ 04:44 pm

So this recovery business is much harder than I anticipated. Not that I thought it would be easy but I was not expecting this much of a battle. I am doing ok, but far from great. Breakdowns on the regular. I'm honestly not even sure I'll be ready to leave in 35 days :-/.

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Laura
15 June 2013 @ 04:16 pm

Snuck phone in with parents! I am alive and doing ehhhhh. But I am alive. So there's that.

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Laura
31 May 2013 @ 06:08 pm

Ughhhh insurance companies are such a pain in the ass to deal with.

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