The one about my plans for the summer

Early June (3-15.6) I’ll be in Norwich with my lovely potato and his family. I already know we’re going to the zoo, the Disney store (obviously!) and the beach, but more activities are sure to take place ๐Ÿ™‚ This will be my first time ever flying alone, so that will be interesting!

16-24.6 I’ll assist at a local dairy farm. So excited to be back with cows after a long time! Also really looking forward to getting more insights into the management of herd health and healthcare of dairy cows ๐Ÿ™‚ (and the calves!! โค )

Starting 25.6 I’ll do a 4-week internship as a nurse at a small animal clinic in Lohja, and after the internship I’ll continue working there as a nurse until the end of August (24/25.8). I am absolutely terrified, but also so excited to get a taste of life at the clinic.

7-8.7 I will be spending my days with horses, ponies and future colleagues during Suolet ry’s first riding camp ๐Ÿ˜€

The last week of August will be spent at the farm again, I might also go there on some of my summer Sundays ๐Ÿ™‚

Basically, there will be no lazying around this summer!
All of this is two exams away (“Clinical diagnostics of small animals” and the first part of our surgery course) – I want to be on holiday already!!

//jz

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The one about sunshine and diseases of poultry…

Today was spent desperately trying to absorb all the knowledge needed to pass tomorrow’s (absolutely terrible) exam on diseases of poultry. Needless to say, these are not the things I’m very excited to learn about, so finding the motivation to study when it’s full-on summer outside has been even more challenging than usual.

Well, today Juulia and I went out on the nearby dock to study… without sunblock! BIG mistake. We emerged from our study bubble (6 hours later) looking like freshly boiled lobsters! I’ve since spent nearly an hour and a half soaking in a cool-ish bath (spiced up with coconut oil and epsom salts), slabbed some hydrocortisone all over myself (the benefits of living with a person suffering from atopic dermatitis ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) knowing fully well it’s not the best thing to do (#pharmacology), and forced a good litre and a half of water into my system… I really hope I’ll emerge from my bed looking less like a lobster and more like a healthy human being tomorrow morning…

Let this be a warning to my course mates who have to lay eyes on me tomorrow – please don’t comment on my appearance, and to everyone else – please use sunblock, especially if you’re a pale Nordic person like myself.

On a much more positive note (pun intended)ย Finland is through to the ESC finals!!!ย (as is Estonia ๐Ÿ™‚ )

//jz

My brain has left me for an early holiday…

 

Only one exam left! Yes, I’ve made it this far (don’t know how, but I’ve survived).

Currently my brain seems to be taking an early leave for summer holiday, so I’m left feeling somewhat empty-headed.

Actually, no, I feel like the space that is normally occupied by my little brain has been filled with mucus produced by my body in defense against all of this flipping pollen that’s flying around at the moment. Thanks body, so nice of you to look after me (and make me feel like I have a cold…).

Anyway, only one exam left! Yay!
I’m so done. There is no way my brain can take any more information at this point (which is probably why it decided to leave early). Luckily I’ve already gone over the material once before (we had two tests already, and the last one is sort of a recap of everything – yay… not).

This is pretty much what has been going on in my head for the past few days – thank you information overload! (it has lyrics, please sing along ๐Ÿ˜› )

I will try to push through these last few days of torture and thenย enjoyย my well-deserved holiday! I’m sure ice cream and chocolate will be my best friends as I try to survive ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜›

Toย those who are still struggling:ย You can do it!
To those lucky bastards who have already successfully escaped to holiday land:ย Good job, please don’t rub it inย ๐Ÿ˜‰
To myself:ย Soon… very soon.

//jz

Summer Dreams

Spring has officially arrived in Finland – the sun is shining, +8 Celsius, birds are singing ๐Ÿ™‚
AND along with spring come dreams of summer! In my case plans, clothes, chillaxation!

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Pineapples, sunshine and cute crabs ๐Ÿ™‚

//jz