Sunday… A day of revision (Day 20)

Ok so today has been another relatively lazy day (aka I slept until 8 instead of the usual 7) and had a leisurely brekfast. Its been full of revision and also trying to spend a few hours brushing up on Chemistry (aka teaching myself). Unfortunately I did not study Chemistry as a A-Level and after Genetics realise just how deeply intwined it is into everything so am trying to work through it myself.

In terms of anatomy I now know the different parts of the Scapula, and am starting to learn the differences between the species. I really do think I need my own set of bones to do this properly so have spent some time reasearching and hopefully have found someone that can supply me a dog skeleton relatively cheaply. The problem in terms of diagrams not being that useful is that I have to learn the muscle attachment points, which on many bones are just rough areas. Trying to learn and memorise the position of these without being able to feel them is next to impossible and I think I will spend most of Tuesday and Wednesday evening in anatomy self-study where I can use the bones.

In other news I was asked to get involved doing some writting for a new project today which I am pretty excited about. I am still a long way from my goal of £40,000 and am slightly concerned at how I will be able to cover next semesters tuition. I am focusing on trying to find as many monthly sponsors as I can now as this way even though it may be more work now I do not have to worry so much about how I am going be able to afford to stay here.

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Paying It Forward, just 16 hour till Dissertation Handin

Well, tonights diary entry is going be short as I must get back to my dissertation, I’ve been working to pretty it up and am pretty pleased with where it’s at. I am in two minds about actually taking a second project on my own back once this is finished to investigate certain areas further.

Anyways the thing I wanted to discuss today was Paying it Forward. Basically the theory is that one good thing should lead to another, or cashing in on good karma for when you need it in the future. I was asked to explain what I meant in terms of giving £1000 a year personally from my salary to help animals for the 40+ years of my career. Basically for every £1 I recieve in help now, I will make sure that £1 carries on working after I graduate as a vet directly helping animals that are in need that may not otherwise be able to get the help. Hence paying it forward, I am recieving a large supply of good karma from a large amount of people. Once I graduate I will be passing that karma on.

Basically £40,000 is:

  • £1 given by 40,000 people (see give a pound)
  • £5 given by 8,000 people
  • £10 given by 4,000 people
  • £50 given by 800 (see sponsor a day in my diary)
  • £100 given by 400 people
  • £500 given by 80 people
  • £1000 given by 40 people

I know that its possible, I need to reach these people that are able to help so every single person that retweets something on twitter, or likes it facebook, or even emails a link directly to someone is amazing and I can’t thank you enough! Please keep getting the word out there as many ways as possible!