During the clinical conference this evening, I somehow ended up sitting beside Miss N.
We are usually professionally associated, talking about academics most of the time because we have differences; but I guess my simple gesture of handing her a packet of pills for cold broke the ice barrier.
So we were talking about various issues; until Miss N startled me a little on her comment.
"I feel like people like you who have the brains should go further more and contribute to the veterinary profession more than just being in sales; or just a small animal practitioner."
I wasn't expecting that from her, because well she is pretty well-known for the good grades; 4.0 for every semester if I weren't wrong.
And silly little me who hardly get any 4.0 in my life before*cross fingers for this semester* being acknowledged by the comment simply was, dumbfounded.
Maybe a little over the top for that comment; but I guess she feels like I can do more for the veterinary community than just pharmaceutical sales.
I'm still in the midst of deciding.
I definitely wish to complete a PhD to end my academic pathway with a great full stop; as my life accomplishment as well as a pride for my family(though I'm sure the Dr title does well for that)
But there are so much more to offer out there; and I sometimes do feel like being a materialistic person.
Yet, some voice in there screams *be yourself, because you will shine better that way*
So I guess Miss N did a great job for a pep talk session.