Flying Through First Year

Hi everyone! I apologize that it has been so long since I’ve posted—time certainly has flown by this semester. I can’t believe that my first year of optometry school will be complete in 26 days (but who’s counting?).  In between endless studying for our weekly exams, many exciting things have happened this semester. Eye Ball, getting my optometric equipment, and observing and participating in many complete eye exams have certainly been highlights! 

This semester, I’ve been able to take advantage of more of the resources on the larger OSU campus. There are so many fun fitness classes each week at the RPAC, and going to a cardio barbell class each week after neuroanatomy lab with some of my classmates is one of my favorite stress-relievers! There’s also a gym located a mere five minute walk from the optometry college, which makes the school/health/life balance a little bit easier. 

Campus is absolutely beautiful in the spring, and I have enjoyed many picnics & study sessions by mirror lake.


As I approach final exams and keystone, I’m more appreciative than ever for my support system. I know that the next few weeks will be stressful, tiring, and challenging to say the least—but I have my wonderful and caring friends, classmates, and family to lean on. I certainly have plenty of things to look forward to as well—our white coat ceremony in May, attending Optometry’s Meeting in June, and a relaxing summer off from classes.

Thanks for reading!