My Dad, in particular, keeps reminding me that I will be giving up 6 years' worth of income. In his opinion, that and 6 years' of school fees make this an EXTREMELY expensive investment. And what if I change my mind later? There'll be no way I could pursue a 3rd career then.
But I am sure. I am absolutely sure that this is the best thing I could ever do for myself. The nature of the job suits me to a T and I would get to do what I'm most passionate about every day for the rest of my life. I couldn't ask for anything better.
The one thing that worries me most is having to leave my Grandma for such a long time. I hope her health maintains so that she'll be able to celebrate my becoming a Vet when she turns 82 in 2012.
As for the all the cats I've fostered (Bombay, Bangles, Gucci, Jackie and Cloey), I intend on remaining in close contact with their foster parents and track their progress as they purr they way through life. And of course, I'll keep on sharing their adventures with you.
Thank you all again for being so encouraging and supportive. It really means A LOT to me!