Sunday, 13 February 2011

Another Etsy update

Why does the weekend go so quickly? When I was studying Zoology in Aberdeen, I had a reasonably busy timetable for a student but still had plenty of free time to relax and indulge my non-uni past times. Vet medicine, on the other hand, feels more like a proper job but you PAY to be there and don't clock off at 5.30pm, instead coming home to study until 10.30 at night until you collapse into bed in a semi-comatose state with images of infected joints and words like 'bilateral tarsocrural arthroscopy' flashing in front of your eyes. Then at the weekend you spend the day cooped up in your tiny, windowless study for 8 hours at a time, ploughing through never-ending pages of notes, trying desperately to stay as far behind as you were on Friday, never mind catching up, just trying not to slip any further back. Only to either scrape passes in exams, being happy with 2% past the pass mark, or just downright fail and have to repeat the whole process in the summer, while everyone else is off to Thailand making out with elephants or whatever, psh, sounds rubbish anyway. Meanwhile your boyfriend resents you for not being able to a) save for a flat because you have no money, b) go on holiday because you have no money or c) move to a flat with a garden so you can get a dog guessed have no money. And you can't get married until you graduate. And your mum resents you for the amount of money being spent on your apparently unending education.

But at least you chose to go to vet school!

Le sigh.

Here are some recent additions to the Etsy shop, vintage floral fat quarters, made from thrifted bedsheets.







M-J said...

Oh Amy, fear not! It will all be worth it in the end! You'll become a high flying vet with an extremely satisfying job, you'll be making a mint so will be able to buy all the crafty supplies you could possibly want. You'll get there. In the meantime, hope you find a home for all those old bedsheets, I'm glad that someone will be able to make something out of them. xx

Lainey said...

...and breath! As M-J said, the stress will be worth it. When you've qualified, you can save a much greater deposit than at the moment.

Remember to take time for yourself, even if it's just 10 mins a day. I'm going to make myself sound intensely sad, but try listening to Paul McKenna's 'Control Stress.' I found it quite effective!

Hope you sell the fat quarters!

Amy said...

Aww, thanks for the nice words guys, I feel much better today after a good night's sleep! I think sometimes I just let things get on top of me, but you're right, it'll be worth it in the end.

Thanks for the tip Lainey, I'll definitely look that up, I can listen to it while I knit for a double-whammy of relaxing-ness! xx