Leaving your Livestock to go back to College
You have spent the past three months waking up with the sun to do chores, you traveled the state and the country attending shows, and had to constantly put off plans with your because your livestock came first. So, now what? You are back in school and you still are not quite sure how you feel about not being around your animals 24/7.
First off, you are nearly thriving off the extra hours of sleep you are getting in the mornings. That 8 a.m. class seems like a piece of cake after you have spent all summer waking up at 5 a.m. to get outside to the barn. Being back at college means you actually get extra hours of sleep, who knew? Plus, there’s the fact that you have time to go out and be with your friends at the end of the night as well! There are no cattle or sheep that need feeding or tending to in your 800 square foot apartment. As the semester starts you begin to remember what having a social life feels like.
Then the blues start to set in as you begin to miss your livestock. Being back at school means there is no one who will listen to you vent about life and will not talk back or give you bad advice. And yeah, your college friends are cool and all but no one compares to your four-legged friends on the farm. You miss waking up and doing chores in your pajamas and having a good excuse to ditch out on an event early.
Going home on the weekends sounds better and better because it means that you can spend your time in the barn de-stressing and working instead of studying or writing for school. And who knows, maybe you will have to skip class on Monday because you are “sick” according to the email you sent your professor.
Here’s to a great semester! Just remember, being away from your animals while in college will all be worth it in the end! After graduation you can have your own farmhouse with pastures and barns full of your favorite four-legged friends!