Saturday, October 14, 2017

:O Is That Vintage Jeremy Scott?

This Thursday I became President of my school's HOSA team.  This is a huge step for me because I was definitely not born a leader.  I genuinely care about people's interests and perspective on matters which means I'm always compromising.  If people need me, I'm there.  I never want anyone to feel left out.  I think I'm a great team member, but I still need to branch out and not be scared to take the lead.  This position is a huge deal for me and an incredible opportunity to rise to the occasion and prove myself wrong.  I'm hoping that this leadership position will give me more confidence and authority to delegate others and express my ideas and concerns.

For me, there's more to life after undergrad.  I want to get into vet school, I want to be an active member of animal protection organizations, and to be able to travel the world for my practice as well as broadening my knowledge of global culture and issues by experiencing them first hand.  I imagine great things in my future but feel so intimidated by the possibility of failure.  Right now, deciding which universities I want to apply to (so far it's Guelph, Trent, Western, McGill, McMaster) and which programs I want to study is very stressful.  I'm the type of personality that is so fickle minded because I want to know about everything on both sides, I want to test my hand on any new experience, I want to learn so much.  This makes it so hard for me to be be certain about what I want to study in my undergrad.  Do I want to major in Animal Health and Disease with a minor in Anthropology or Microbiology?  Or do I want to major in Microbiology and Minor in Animal Health and Disease?  Do I want to apply to a big university or a smaller one?  I think my main concern would be maintaining a high GPA.  This is crucial when applying to vet school.  But it seems as though the programs I do want to study will be very academically challenging.

Working with animals and being a first hand heath care provider for them is my life's vision.  I need to continue to push myself and find confidence.  I will continue to update this blog because I need proof that I am growing as an individual.  That I have had successes in life.  That I am always one step closer to the life I want to lead.  I hadn't really thought about my blog as serving as a documentary of my successes and a personal motivator.  But I'm writing this post and I've come to realize that's what it has transformed to become.  It's about the big picture, but it's equally about the milestones.  One day, we can look back at my older posts and read about my journey.
Blazer is thrifted vintage Jeremy Scott!!!!
Top is UB2
Trousers are thrifted H&M
Heels are Dex Flex

Thank you so much for reading!  Here's to many more :)


Monday, October 9, 2017

Glitz and Blue Denim Flares

I'm 17 years old and I've never been to a high school party.  The friends I surround myself are just not party people, and neither am I.  I also chose not to attend school dances.  On one hand, I couldn't care less about parties and spending time near people so polar opposite from myself.  Then again, I'd be lying if I didn't admit a curiosity and desire to want to attend a party.  I've read so many YA books, especially as a preteen, and I've seen A-Z when it comes to teen movies.  It's only natural curiosity that I should want to experience, if for only one time, a real high school party.  I doubt I'd enjoy it in the moment, and I'd absolutely feel out of place, but still I want to know what it's like.

All things said, the only party I will probably ever attend will be prom.
 These past two years, my reading as definitely matured.  I've found a keen interest in nonfiction science books.  I notice that now whenever I read a teen novel, I don't enjoy them as much as I used to.  Perhaps it's because they literally talk about kids my age, and I can hardly relate to their
 Sheer glitter top is thrifted
Blue tank is maybe Aeropostale?
Jeans are thrifted
Puma suede platforms are thrifted
Purse is thrifted
Thanks for reading,