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Jessica Perkins
11 June 2012 @ 11:25 am
All it takes is one bad night to realize how I've changed for the worse over the last three years. I thought I had my priorities straight and now I have no idea what I'm doing. It's hard to wake up and have to change the way you see the rest of your life.
Jessica Perkins
03 January 2011 @ 12:55 am
I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love,
If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.

You will hardly know who I am or what I mean,
But I shall be good health to you nevertheless,
And filter and fibre your blood.

Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged,
Missing me one place search another,
I stop somewhere waiting for you.
Jessica Perkins
20 July 2010 @ 08:30 pm
Here are things that have happened since May:

I adopted a dog from the shelter. His name is Peanut on account of his love for peanuts. I even bought him peanut flavored dog toothpaste today. I am not a dog person, but I walked him at the shelter and kind of fell for him. Here is a picture!

I got a nice scholarship thanks to the Arkansas Lottery Scholarship for this upcoming year. It almost covers my entire tuition for the year. I just have to take care of living expenses and textbooks. This is a giant relief and I'm pretty sure my grades will be better this year because of it. I'll hopefully only have to work on the weekend now.

I'm leaving for Kanab, Utah on Sunday morning. I have a four-week long internship at Best Friends Animal Society there. I'm going to gain from it a better understanding of animal behavior, some internship credit for school, and around 200 hours of experience for my veterinary school application. I'm nervous about not working for a month and not seeing Alex :(

I might do a photo-blog type thing on Facebook while I'm there. I'll post links and whatnot when I decide what's going on.
Jessica Perkins
25 May 2010 @ 11:25 pm
I think my interaction online is directly related to how active my life is. Unfortunately, it's pretty time consuming right now, even with school being over.

I managed a 3.75 this semester, which raised my overall GPA to 3.64. I'm definitely okay with this. Hopefully I can pull off some more decent grades even with chemistry next semester.

The best thing I have going on right now is an internship coming up in July. It's at Best Friends Animal Society in southern Utah. It's the largest animal sanctuary in America, and while I don't necessarily agree with the idea of a sanctuary over a shelter, I'm really excited. It's 8AM-5PM for four weeks, and I'll basically be getting a crash course in animal behavior. They have everything from cats and dogs to rabbits and horses.

I plan on doing some photo blogging (ugh, hate that phrase) while I'm there. Maybe then I'll get back into the swing of posting on LiveJournal!
Jessica Perkins
13 January 2010 @ 10:21 am
Dear LiveJournal,

I miss you. I'm always here watching over you, even if I don't write much right now.

School started yesterday. It's okay. I have a class about parasites and a class about horses. Did I ever tell you I hate horses? I hate horses. I have to work at a Horse Festival later this year. I also have a class called Livestock and Meat Evaluation. We're going to a slaughter house in April. I don't think I'll enjoy it much.

I move into my new apartment this Friday! It was a birthday gift to myself, and to the many people who have had to put up with me living with them for the last two months. It's a one bedroom right by the university. It's a really small complex away from the main road, so Momma should be able to go out during the day. I plan on getting some foster kittens after I move in.

Anyway, I have an animal genetics class right now, so I have to go. Bye!
Jessica Perkins
01 December 2009 @ 12:01 pm
I think not having my own place is really taking a toll on my self-esteem and confidence levels. I'm living with Alex for the next two weeks until finals are over, then with my dad until sometime in January. I don't like imposing on other people, and in this case, it's Alex's roommate and my step mom.

I probably could have gotten a new apartment, but just barely. I don't function well with next to nothing in the bank, so the next month and a half will be good for saving up.

In the meantime, my life will involve a constant cycle of: study, work, knit, sleep.
Jessica Perkins
19 November 2009 @ 12:06 am
Just watched a horrifying video about the fur farming industry in China.

There is absolutely no aspect of my life that I have the right to complain about.
Jessica Perkins
03 November 2009 @ 07:43 pm
Sometimes I want to think life is full of karma, but then days like this happen and I have to remember that a lot of bad things that happen are my own fault.
Jessica Perkins
26 October 2009 @ 04:57 pm
I am sick and I have three tests this week. I also have a small paper due on Wednesday that seems like a much larger task because I'm sick.

That's okay though, because my boyfriend called me a minute ago to say he was bringing soup over.