Somewhere in the path of our career in veterinary medicine many of us question why we entered this profession. Finding ourselves in a place of burn out, compassion fatigue, ethical fatigue, distress, or just plain tired. Call it whatever you want, if you have found yourself in this space, you are not alone. We each enter this profession with high hopes and dreams. We have this idealistic vision of what we can accomplish, knowing that it won’t be all puppies and kittens. We are fully aware there will be death and heart ache, and with that knowledge we enter into the field with much excitement and a strong vision.
Along the way we start to lose our steam and many find ourselves wishing we didn’t enter this field. Yet we don’t want to leave due to that inner pull that brought us here in the first place. At this point we look for our resilience, or our BOUNCE. That direction that helps us reconnect with ourselves and find our direction again. We each have our own direction in this journey, our personal BOUNCE. Learning the BOUCNE framework will help us each find our own resiliency.
B – Become Aware
O – Our Choice
U – Unique Journey
N – Navigate the Pain
C – Connected as One
E – Embrace All.
With the framework of BOUNCE in our awareness, we can each then find our unique path to career sustainability.
- Understand the idea behind how we bounce into resiliency within our careers of vet med.
- Define the idealistic vision of what many of us carry into beginning a career in vet med.
- Begin the path in helping to understand our personal bounce within our career.
- Provide clarity in helping us each reconnect to our passion as we navigate the challenges of the vet industry.