Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I'm happy, but I'm also sad.

I'm going to vet school in 1 month!!!! I'm so happy!!!! For months, I just couldn't believe that I finally got in. Looking back on the steps I had to take to arrive at where I am standing today, I am sooooooooo grateful of all the obstacles and setbacks I had to overcome. When I felt so lost and lonely, I held onto my dream more tightly and just let it lead the way. Because I knew I never wanted anything this bad.

I'm sad because I just quitted my job at the Humane Society today.... I worked there for one and half years. I've learned most veterinary knowledge from there, and I've met so many great people. Most important of all, I had a chance to help animals who are in needs everyday. I understand that vets don't make that much compare to dentists, optometrists, or other medical professionals. (And quite honestly, it had bothered me for a while) But what's more important than that sense of fulfillment? What is more important than feeling genuinely happy and living my life to the fullest????

I was watching Kandee's video last night.... I'm truly touched by her courage and optimism. For that alone, she's soooo beautiful. I would love to make a video about my story, but it's far less interesting and challenging than hers. So I'll keep it to myself for now. But, I would like to send out a similar message.

Doesn't matter what your dream is, go chase after it.

Don't let anyone tell you "you can't".

Never doubt yourself.

Lead your own path and have no regret in life.

The director of the Humane Society and the vet were so nice that they threw a little surprise party at the end of the day. They bought a cake that says "Will Miss You, Jessie". And they also gave me a copy of Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook (The Bible in veterinary world). I didn't know what to say except "THANK YOU!!!" Without them, I wouldn't be where I am today.

And lastly, I'll leave you a photo of Diamond looking through our screen door--another reason why I should be thankful of the Humane Society. =)


  1. That's so amazing! I wish you the best, I think you will make a wonderful Veterinarian! I worked with a Vet that you remind me of, and she was so great! I am also starting a new adventure in Veterinary Medicine in the fall, altough not quite as ambitious as yours... I'll be going to Vet Tech school in September. Don't be sad, you should be so very proud of yourself! Just getting into Vet School is a huge accomplishment! And you are at the beginning of a wonderful new adventure! =)Congrats!!

  2. Congratulations....I wish u luck in your future endeavors...

  3. aww congrats hun!! yes u'll def be a wonderful vet and it's all about what you find joy in ur career than the pay itself. =)

  4. omg~ best of luck~!

  5. Hi Jessie,

    This is a really great post! I think you have a really great outlook on life and I really admire you for taking the steps to become a vet. I love animals and it really warms my hear to know someone is training to be a doctor for them! Wishing you all the luck when school starts!

  6. Congrats! It's great that you've found what yous happy, best of luck in school!