Tomorrow I get to travel back to my home-away-from-home. My flight is a 6 AM so that means I get to wake up at 3:30 AM and travel to the airport with Mom and Mem.
Even though I didn't accomplish much school wise (I'm taking an online math class and have only gotten 1 assignment done, but I have 9 months to finish the class so no worry), I have been thinking alot about my future after vet school (hopefully).
I submitted my application for UMO (University of Maine) yesterday, and found out it wasn't due until February 25th, YAY for over achieving!
I also got a few ideas running in my head about what I want to do after vet school. Let me lay out what I really want my lifestyle to be:
1) Small house, nothing TOO big
2) Single life (I really don't want to get married or have kids, I like my freedom too much)
3) A German Shepard named Ziva (if it's a girl) or Gethro (if it's a boy), YES I am a NCIS freak. I am going to train the dog to be at my side all the time and travel with me when I work.
I really like the idea of donating my time to help out shelters: horses, dogs, cats, heck even reptiles!
My plan (bear with me it has lots of holes haha)
After vet school I would like to work for X amount of years and save money as I work. With my life style I should be able to save a TON of money. Once I get X amount of money (again this is where the holes come in) I want to travel across the United States to a shelter, or a few shelters/rescues in an area and in exchange for food and a place to stay, I will work for free to help out the animals, and use the money I saved up to use for medical supplies. Once I am out of money it will be back to work I go.
It's a great idea but realistic wise I'm not sure if it will work. Some people mentioned that I should just work part time at a animal shelter or rescue for free, which would totally work for me.
I love animals and I hate seeing people who also love animals not able to help the animals they want to because they can't afford the vet bills. Lets be honest it's not a cheap thing to do.
Feel free to post skepticism, opinions, etc. :)
Thanks for reading!