What's Your Most Recent NSV



  • holli1ch
    holli1ch Posts: 673 Member
    Terytha wrote: »

    MFP works if you work it. Congratulations!
  • Treab123
    Treab123 Posts: 22 Member
    What sort of martial arts are you doing @Elo_getsfit
  • Elo_getsfit
    Elo_getsfit Posts: 47 Member
    Treab123 wrote: »
    What sort of martial arts are you doing @Elo_getsfit

    Tang Soo Do

  • DWBalboa
    DWBalboa Posts: 36,744 Member
    Fitting into my martial arts uniform 😀

    Looking sharp!

    I can't help but notice that your other hand is in a fairly tight gripped fist. Always ready!
  • DWBalboa
    DWBalboa Posts: 36,744 Member
    DWBalboa wrote: »
    I've made the decision to go back to school.
    I only just finished a few months ago. Don't get me wrong, I like my career as a corrections officer. I could live with it if I was working in this profession for the rest of my life.
    But, that's the thing... I don't want to just pick something I can live with. I want to chase something I have a true passion for. My criminal justice degree was a panic decision. I felt backed into a corner so I just jumped into something. It was never my dream.
    I guess expecting a baby has really put things into perspective for me. How can I tell my child that s/he can be anything they want and to chase their dreams if I'm too afraid to chase my own?
    So, likely next spring or fall, I will be starting Pre-Veterinary. I've let the anxiety that I won't be able to handle performing surgeries hold me back, but I'm not letting that stop me anymore. I'm so thankful that I have a supportive partner that is pushing me, also.

    Not sure what your anxiety stemmed from by my daughter had anxiety over doing anything where a life was in her hands. First she looked in to EMT work, then her love for animals made her look into animal care. But she again was concerned with the what ifs. I told her she had to look at it differently, what if she didn't. How many animals may suffer because she wasn't there for them? Plus there are other avenues for pet care. So she is finally looking at vet-tech schools and has been working with animals at a pet hotel service. And is truly enjoying it.
    I guess I said all that to say this, never focus on the negative always focus on the positive.
    I wish you all the best.

    I did a preceptorship at a vet clinic, and assisted a spay surgery. I got super lightheaded and had to sit down and ever since then, I've been afraid I won't be able to do it. It's not so much the anxiety of having a life in my hands, more so I'm just not sure if I can handle the gory aspect of it.
    It's weird though, I wasn't grossed out or anything. I was fascinated. I just found myself on the floor. I was reassured that for most people entering the field, the first couple surgeries they witness go like that, but it just added a lot of self doubt.

    I would imagine that they are correct and the first few times can be a little hairy. But even if that doesn't change there are so many other avenues in animal care that you could entertain.
    It's like the old saying, do something you love and you'll never work a day in your life.