so extremely proud to be able witness my friend, @_blueberrybuckle take on so many new growing opportunities in her life right now.
she has always been a phenomenal writer (literally brings me to tears),and she seriously deserves so much more recognition! thank you, Sun, for expressing yourself through your work. you’re going to achieve “HELLA” great things this year! keep shining!
my entire life in a series of photos.. i suspect it’s hard to love anyone in the veterinary healthcare field. we get up early and don't have time to drink coffee over the newspaper. we come home late and are too tired to cook or it's too late to even start a meal for our family. we work extra hours because we know there are sick animals who need us and we are all that they have. we miss events, holidays, birthdays, and our children's school programs or sporting events. we think about our patients even when we leave the building, wondering if we helped them in any special way. we don't want to talk when we come home. we’ve talked all day. we don't want to move when we come home. we’ve moved all day. it may seem that we have left all our caring, our heart, and our love at work, then have come home to you empty. we probably have. but we don't tell you that many times at work we’re mired by anxiety and we’re scared; very scared that we’re missing something. scared we will let our patient down, or worse. our patients are our families, too. we don't tell you how some of our patients are dying and this makes us very, very sad. we don't share with you how our hearts melt when our patients give us that loving kiss or tail wag that makes our day even though we still know they feel terrible and can't tell us why, we just have to use our experience and do our best to treat to the best of our ability. i suspect it is hard to love a veterinary healthcare worker, but know this: your veterinary healthcare worker needs your love, your understanding, and to know that you get it. we need to be the one taken care of every once in a while. we need someone else to take charge of the details because doing it ourselves constantly is exhausting. i would like to thank those of you out there who love us! i also would like to thank those hardworking veterinary healthcare professionals out there that have sacrificed and will do it again without hesitation.
as a girl with a huge heart that works in vet medicine, these are all relatable to me. mental health awareness in this career is crucial. thank you to my family for loving me unconditionally and for always understanding.
I know you’ll grow out of holding hands, but you Thane will always have a special place. You’re the funniest, cutest little chef I’ve ever met. You put a smile on my face. Our hide & seek games and Snapchat puppy faces are our thing. I hope when you’re older you’ll still want to hang out with me like you do now❤️
YOU ARE ENOUGH.
I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about how people feel like their self esteem and self worth is negatively impact by social media.
I myself recently unfollowed a few accounts that weren’t bring the right sort of energy into my life.
I think it’s so easy to get swept up in everything on social media, television, print, etc. it’s easy to see the edited version of someone and their life and feel like you aren’t enough.
It’s really easy to see someone share something and assume that the tiny snapshot is an accurate depiction of their life.
It’s especially easy to see so many models and photoshopped people and pick ourselves apart.
But IN REALITY we all have our flaws and weaknesses.
We all have baggage, insecurities, and things we’d like to work on.
Comparison is never a good game to play and usually leads to feeling like you can’t compete. I know so many people who constantly doubt themselves because they are overestimating everyone else and underestimating themselves.
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR: take a deep look at what sort of examples you are setting for yourself. Are the people you follow helping or hurting you? Are the movies and music you intake filling you up or slowly tearing you down?
@jameslloydcole - I woke up here, listening to birds chirping, at the most photogenic cabin in Washington. How epic is that 24 hour reflection. I’m so sad I didn’t get to meet the guy who built it, sadly he was in hospital at the time 😢