The past few days have been really enjoyable. Even though a few roadblocks have come up, the days have been for the majority really good. I have been working full-time hours at the clinic which I am not at all used to, but that’s alright it gives an idea of how long school will be in the fall. I am very thankful that my boyfriend it becoming more patient with me because I have been all over the place emotionally the past week or so, and he has been very supportive. He is truly special and makes me happy. Yesterday, my glasses finally came in so I can see far away now!!!! I am still getting used to them, but they help a great deal. Today was Taco Bar Wednesday, by the way, at Starship, and man can my boyfriend and I go through a taco buffet. The heat index was crazy today, 102! Guess you can tell that it’s the middle of July, huh? This weekend Cheyenne has her summer theater performance. I am really looking forward to it. I know she’ll do great!
1. Lunch will become a distant memory.
2. Your vet will throw you under the bus with clients…deal with it.
3. You will stab yourself with a needle. (Bonus points if it has lidocaine in it)
4. You will accidentally skin glue yourself to at least one animal.
5. Don’t lock your knees.
6. Keep your mouth closed when helping with an abscess.
7. Rubbing alcohol gets ink out of scrubs, hydrogen peroxide gets blood out.
8. Wear comfortable shoes.
9. Have a sense of humor…if you can’t laugh about it you will get an ulcer from it.
10. Clients are crazy…resist the urge to roll your eyes when taking history.
11. Your receptionists can make your day…or make your day hell.
12. Christmas is a magical time filled with sugary gifts from clients.
13. Those sugary gifts will disappear in ten seconds flat so get yours fast.
14. Never say the Q word (quiet) or slow.
15. Guard your pen like your life depends upon it.
16. People will ask for vet advice at the grocery store, the restaurant, Walmart…if you run into a client outside of work they will ask you vet advice.
17. Take responsibility for your mistakes.
18. There is the very real possibility your mistake will kill at least one animal during your career…learn from it and never do it again.
19. Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands.
20. Become friends with the clinic cat.
21. You will have days when you can’t hit a vein, intibate a cat or place a catheter. We have all had those days. All of us.
22. Try to not cry during every euthanasia, it’s hard and sometimes certain ones hit us harder than others. But, your pain is not as acute as the owner. Sometimes they appreciate the tears…sometimes they don’t.
23. Have fun. Laugh. Tell dirty jokes (not around clients), get drunk (after work), vent, cry, and make memories.
does anyone ever do the opposite of dissociate?? where youre just suddenly and uncomfortably aware of your situation and reality
more to the point why do i get that feeling when im sitting on top of my kitchen table watching a velveeta mac and cheese pack spin in the microwave for three and a half minutes and im just like I Exist I Am Here And Theres Nothing I Can Do About It
okay this one wins, everyone can stop reblogging this now
31 days of Mental Health Month have come and just about gone. Tumblr, thank you for sharing your stories. Thank you for reading the stories of your peers. Without you—all of you—Post it Forward would not be the beautiful, caring community it is today.
Though we reblogged a lot of the art that was created this month, we wanted to end on a particular high note and highlight just a few more pieces in a special post.
There was no shortage of inspo:
Some of it was simple, but just as helpful and nice to look at:
We’re proud to showcase some valid as heck pets:
One person, Fatin (@nfzsketchbook), even made a zine about what it’s like to focus on self-care while battling a mental illness:
You can check out her full post—and more pages from her zine—here.
Mental Health Month may have been limited to, well, May, but it doesn’t mean our efforts stop in June. Post it Forward is always here as your hub for sharing stories and finding a support system with others who might be going through the same things you are. So keep sharing if you can, keep reading, and keep up all of the amazing work we’ve seen so far. And please always remember, there are resources out there if things ever get too hard. <3
Take care of yourself, Tumblr. You deserve it.