I just thought I'd do a quick spring update on my life and what not and let me first say, so much has been happening. 2014 has definitely been the busiest year of my life thus far - I started off 2014 in the freezing cold United States and studied/traveled for an incredible 2 months. I then returned to Melbourne for a short period of time before travelling out to the slightly less hustling and bustling country town of Bairnsdale, Victoria for a three week community pharmacy placement. It was a great experience and the highlight of the trip was definitely spending time with the other pharm girls. In particular, we discovered a family (of possibly 30 or more) guinea pigs in our back yard and failed horribly at catching crabs (and by fail, I mean, spending a good 30 minutes trying to attach a carcass bait to a crab net, only to see our carcass dislodge and go one way, and the net go the other way when we threw the net into the water. Even better, a pelican came by and consumed the carcass, WHOLE). I didn't completely enjoy the whole "dispense 300 prescriptions on your own daily" activity, but it did make my work days at the pharmacy go by quickly. Following the Bairnsdale placement and a short period of uni, I completed my final community and hospital placements. No more unpaid work... for now!
Final year has been a struggle particularly with juggling placements, internship applications and study. The hard work has definitely (and finally!) paid off though. I am so lucky to have been offered my dream internship at a hospital I've had my heart and mind set on ever since I started pharmacy. I feel so incredibly thankful and blessed to have such amazing people in my life who have supported me throughout all of the highs and lows over the past few years, in particular, during the stressful time of applications and interviews (when all I wanted to do was talk about pharmacy and eat my worries away). I honestly wouldn't have been able to achieve what I have without them. I am so excited to start in 2015 but at the same time, am a bit sad that the university days will be ending in a little bit over a week's time. The freedom we received throughout our university years is something I've probably taken for granted and working full-time seems a little daunting at this stage! But before I prepare myself to work for the rest of my life.....
I'm going overseas! (Again). To Thailand (for the first time)! And also maybe a quick re-visit to HK and Vietnam.
Holiday planning has been the epic source of my procrastination lately. It's so hard to focus on study when all you can think about is sipping cocktails whilst sunbathing on the beach. My friends and I have just finished booking all of the flights and accommodation for Thailand but if anyone has any suggestions on activities to do/meals to eat/places to go in Thailand, I'd really appreciate it! They say travelling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer, and my past experiences overseas have been an honest sentiment to this.
I'll leave this post with a sneak peak of my Thailand plans. I can't wait.
Photo credit to 蓝人
Posted by : Meghan