Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Beginning of the End

Have you ever had that one moment in time when something completely insignificant happens, but it completely changes everything? Well this seems to be happening a lot lately. Most recently we got our rotation schedule for our fourth year of pharmacy school, and I swear it snuck up on me. I know it is one of the moments that I have been waiting for since I started pharmacy school, but when Wednesday came last week and we got our schedules it finally sunk in how fast the past few years have passed.

Of course after it sank in that I only have 6 weeks of classes left and I will be starting my fourth, FOURTH year of pharmacy school in about two months, I was so relieved. Granted, my fourth year won't be a walk in the park, but it will be a nice change of scenery. No more long days spent at the library and late nights spent at Village Inn. No more weekend plans canceled because "we have a test on Monday" or beautiful days spent indoors wishing I was outside not studying.

It also means, no more living with Laker Lover (who I have pretty much lived with for the past 4 years). No more movie marathon days, or late night hair dying extravaganzas. No more seeing my friends almost every day, or ability to use the excuse of "I am still in collge, I don't have a future plan yet."

In two months, I will start transferring out of one chapter of my life and starting a new one. Granted, I am not officially done with school, but for the most part I will be working in a pharmacy five days a week and starting more of a "regular" schedule. I will be able to get my life back into a routine and schedule again. (My type A personality is loving this part!) I will be phasing out of my college days and beginning to start my grown up days.

That means the future is just around the corner. The day I have been looking forward to since I started college, graduation, is less than 14 months away. So between now and then, I have my work cut out for me. I have some serious decisions ahead of me: Where do I want to live? What type of pharmacy do I want to practice? How many states do I need to apply for licenses in? Not to mention all the smaller things I need to do between now and then. As nerve racking as some of this may be, I can't help but be excited! The only thing I have to say to that is, bring it on!


  1. Exciting! Things have a way of simply falling into place - it will be perfect.

    You're on your way to accomplishing something really significant - good job!


  2. YAY for the beginning of the end! You're right---the next chapter will be different and scary and you have to make big decisions---but knowing you, you'll rock it and love every minute of it! Proud of you, friend!