Archive for February, 2013

And I’m truly sorry about that. School really does have me that busy. No, I’m no longer at the community college. Now I’m at the Academy of Veterinary Technology, and unfortunately, all of my credits were a touch too old to transfer, so I’m in core classes again. Sigh. Once upon a time, I was a 4.0 student in both biology and chemistry, and it wasn’t that difficult. Now, I’m struggling to maintain a 2.0 GPA. A “D” in this school is the same as an “F” anywhere else.

Overall, I’m happy with the decision to attend this school. The class size is small, fifteen students, I think. I like my teachers and the majority of my classmates. You really can’t ask for much more than that.

I joined the student chapter of NAVTA, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, which I thought was a good idea, not just for how it looks on a resume, but because I’m proud to be  a future member of the profession.

There are other reasons too. In a way, for my daughters’ sake, I’m glad I didn’t finish my degree sooner.  I’m glad that they will see me studying and struggling and will know that it’s not going to be a walk in the park. I know they’ll be proud of me when I finish, and they’ll realize that the struggle is worth it, and hopefully will decide that it’ll be worth it when it’s their turn too.

It is definitely not easy. The quarters are only ten weeks long, and there’s a lot to fit into each one. This quarter, it’s biology, chemistry, algebra, English, and introduction to veterinary technology. In English there is a short paper, if not two, due every week. In algebra, a written tutorial. In intro, learning the different breeds of dog according to group and to identify each one by sight.(Take a good look at the AKC Sporting Group one day. I dare you.) Then there are biology and chemistry. Enough said there.

So I haven’t had much time for fibery stuff. But I’m still working on my sock loom socks, and a few other projects. I try to get in at least a couple rows each day. It’ll be a long time before anything is finished!


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