Me, at 21 years old, finding out that my mother was pregnant was quite the shock. I had thought that the next baby in the family would be my own in a few years, not my mother's. Regardless, the news gave me a change of heart, and I moved back home in the summer of 2016. Living at home with my mom and dad was not a tragedy. I was able to save on rent and continue to go to college online while being close to my family. The immediate downfall was that I was leaving my job behind.
A bond between two sisters is supposed to be unbreakable. Unfortunately, in my life, that proved to be untrue. My sister and I have always been extremely close. We fought, as normal sisters do, but we would have done anything for each other, or so I thought. My sister is three years younger than I am. The small age difference made me believe that because I was older, I had to do everything in my power to protect her. And I did. I protected her with everything that I had, until she betrayed our entire family.
We met in June of 2016. I remember distinctly the day we met because I thought he was an asshole. Being the asshole that he is, is what attracted me to him.
Can you remember your very first memory? Your very first thought? Do you ever wish that you could erase some of those very first memories? I live with that wish every single day of my life. I am a 23 year woman living with the fears of a six year old little girl. Let me take you back into my past with the hopes that my memories do not burden you as much as they do me.
The pain of losing someone you thought would never leave you is an unbearable pain. We have been together for two years now, but six months ago, he left me. He chose to join the US Marine Corps on April 10th of 2018. From the first day that I met him, I knew that he was going to do everything in his power to become a Marine. At the beginning of our relationship, I never in a million years, would have thought that I would be in a military relationship. I didn't, I don't believe in long distance relationships, but when I met him, none of that mattered. I knew deep down that all I wanted was to be with him, no matter how much our lifestyle would hurt me.
Most pet owners only see veterinary interactions from one view, the view of the pet owner. I have been a veterinary technician for five years and I have seen veterinary interactions from the view of the tech and the owner. There are several things done by the pet owner that SHOULD be avoided at all costs. These things are not just to benefit the technician and veterinarian, but to allow for the entire visit for the patient, owner, and staff to be smooth and effective.