Today was a good day. Today was a really good day!
Fredrik, Sarah and I started the day with waffles, prosecco and some studying. Amazing combination, if you ask me! We have a botany midterm in a few days, where we have to learn the latin name, english name, latin family name, habitat, type of poison, the actual poisonous compound(s), and the specific symptoms for 38 plants. Yes, 38... It's not THAT much, but we just have so many other school related things that need to be done, so for me it's 38 too many. 😝
After studying for a bit, we decided to take the dogs to City Park. The weather has been super warm the past few days, so it was really nice to take a break and enjoy the sun! We were also watching Tarzan (my friend's dog) for the day, and he loved hanging out with Baltus and Phoebe.
Look at his face! How freaking cute is he?!?!
Fredrik wanted to have an early night, so Sarah and I went back to my apartment. We were supposed to study, but I think we were both exhausted form all the latin so instead we made cookies, crashed on the couch and watched Grey's Anatomy. ♥️
Happy Thursday everyone!
Last night, Sarah, Victoria, Hege, Maria, Fredrik, and Eline went out for a much needed burger dinner at Fat Mama's! All the Irish students we’re at a party specifically for Irish students in Budapest, so we decided to have a “Norwegian evening”. ♥️ We all have very different schedules (except Sarah and I cause we’re in the same group) so it was really nice to just hang out and get to know each other more!
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This week's highlight has been the week in its entirety. It was a hectic week, and my weeks aren't usually that hectic, haha. I have lots of classes throughout the week and usually don't do much on the weekends. I usually hang out with my friends and watch a movie or study which (don't get me wrong) I really enjoy, but it was also really nice to break away from my routine this week! Went out for dinner with Soph and Victoria on Friday, spent 5 hours at an anatomy seminar before going for sushi with Sarah and Andreas on Saturday, and then I cleaned the whole apartment on Sunday. + I even went to the gym with Sophie, washed all my clothes, went to the dry-cleaner with my summer duvet and started my essay that's not due for another 3 or 4 weeks! ++ I'm becoming more active on my blog again, so I think it's fair to say it was a good week! ♥
As you can see, all my hectic-ness happened during the weekend. That's because, for some reason, I just had no motivation to do any school work until Friday.. I went to most classes, took notes, and reviewed them at home. However, I couldn't find any motivation to do anything beyond that. All I wanted was to watch netflix, go out with my dogs and, well, procrastinate... But it's okay to do that sometimes, right? It's okay to relax and do nothing, because vet school is hard. And not just kind of hard, it's really hard. We're always learning new things in 7 different subjects, and I think I just get too eager and want to learn everything at once and then my brain just short-circuits. You know what I mean? It bothered me last semester, and it's bothering me again now, but I've accepted that this happens and that it's okay. Nothing more I can do about it than to just do something that's absolutely unrelated to school for a couple of days and then I'll be back on track!
What to do with my hair? I want to change it, I just don't know how I want to change it. Suggestions?
Definitely frozen strawberries! I've had frozen strawberries three times this week haha...
Do you ever get in this mood, where you know you have things that need to be done, but you'd rather do ANYTHING else? Well that's how I feel right now.. or.. this week. Any tips on how to make this feeling go away? Because I really don't have time for it.
Exam season is approaching waaaaay too fast, and I'm still not done with all of my exam prep. documents. +++ I have an essay due this month on extreme dog breeding and its effects on animal welfare, I have a biomath test and anatomy midterm on Wednesday, and a chemistry midterm in less that two weeks. Yay!
It's okay, though, because it will pass, eventually. I just need to relax, stop complaining about everything and just get things done! Also I would really appreciate any tips on how to study for exams. What I'm doing right now is working, but I'm always open to see if I can improve or do something better!
Thanks in advance! ♥
Aaaaahh! This has been such an amazing week, I'm so sad that it's over already! :(
I've made lots of new friends, become closer with people I already knew, made it all the way to the 2250m above sea level mark (and down in one piece haha), partied, relaxed, danced, and so much more. Veterinary medicine is a really tough and stressful education, so I think it's super important to take a mental break every once in a while and do something for yourself! This was an amazing way to do just that, and I'm already excited to see where we're going next year.
Day one was incredible! I started the day with my roomates, but they are all amazing skiers and snowboarders, so I'll probably go with another group until I get more comfortable and confident..
They were all super patient though, which I really appreciated! I fell maybe 23 seconds (?) after getting off the ski lift, and I was helped right away, haha! I then fell face first down the first hill, once on my ass a few minutes later, and then another face-plant in the middle of the last hill... Well... There might have been a few other times, but those are the ones I'm willing to admit. 😉
Now my legs feel like jello, and I'm so ready for dinner! ♥
I'm so excited to start the day! Sophie, Victoria, Ruaidhri, Fredrik and I are all sharing a cabin, and we're finally ready to enjoy some time away from vet school...
I think we've all gotten so used to apartment buildings and pavement, that we all had a mini freak out when we woke up and saw snow AND trees! Hahah.. I could get used to this!
... Chamrousse, France! 🤩
We left Budapest last night, and just arrived in Chamrousse. It took us 21.5 hours to get there because of all the stops along the way, but we are finally settling in! We'll be here for a week, so stay tuned for lots of pictures.
AAAHHH, where do I even begin?? Hi, hello, I'm sorry I went MIA... But here I am!
The past two months have been more than just a little hectic, but also so much fun! I have a lot to tell you, but right now I have something really excited to share with you all...
...this is Phoebe!
Phoebe and her family (mother, two brothers and her sister) were abandoned because the owner of their mother didn't want the responsibility of raising puppies, nor did they want to pay for the mother to get spayed...
One day, I was going through the instagram page of a Hungarian animal shelter called FAPF (which is the most risky thing you can do as a dog lover...). As I'm going through pictures, I noticed they had added something to their story. It was a picture of Phoebe, and when I saw her, I just fell in love.
I don't know what came over me, but I emailed them right away and said that I wanted to foster her until she could find a forever home. She arrived two days later (Sept. 7th), at 3-ish months old, and I guess everyone knew within 10 seconds that she wasn't going anywhere...
At first, everything was scary. If Baltus walked towards her a little too fast, she would scream and wet herself. The doorbell was awful, people were huge and scary, toys were too loud, the food- and water bowls were intimidating, and other dogs seemed to be the scariest of all.
...but luckily she became tough and confident very quickly, thanks to my amazing friends who have helped babysit, socialise her with their dogs, played with her, and especially thanks to Baltus who has been be best big brother ever! They love each other ♥
After about a month, I finally adopted her! She and Baltus are best friends, she's sweet, funny, smart, super weird, and just fits perfectly in our little family. There's really no way we could ever give her back.
Phoebe is now 5 or 6 months old (ish), and she has gone from being an insecure, scared little baby, to becoming the toughest little ball of fluff I have ever seen. Trains, no problem, buses, no problem, coming with me to class with 100 people, no problem, other dogs, no problem. She's wonderful, and I'm so happy that I sent that email!
FAPF is an amazing organisation, and I'm forever grateful that they let me adopt her ♥
Welcome to the family, Phoebe! ♥
Who am I?
Hi, I'm Ine! I'm 22 years old, from Norway, and I currently live in Budapest, Hungary, with my dogs, Baltus and Phoebe. I've wanted to become a veterinarian for as long as I can remember, and I'm currently a 1st year vet student at UNIVET. I'll mainly be writing about my experience as a veterinary student in Budapest, but also about my day to day life and my experience of life in Budapest.