This may be one of the first ZOX I bought. I am a veterinarian, and this was my first year after graduating, so I was a new doctor doing an internship with the eventual goal of becoming a surgeon. But this first year and this internship were very emotionally and physically taxing. As veterinarians, we have to learn everything from pharmacology and surgery to endocrinology and communicable diseases, so naturally, most veterinarians have areas of interest or specialty. The goal of your first internship after vet school, however, is not to start diving into your special area of interest, but actually to get you better oriented with the “real world” outside of school and the common things you will see on an emergent basis or as a general practitioner. With this being said, you spend a lot of time working in areas that may not come as easily to you, and on top of that you are working long hours doing paperwork and getting called in and doing emergency night shifts. It’s brutal. So a lot of us aren’t ok. But it’s something we push through to get where we really want to be. So I wore this band a lot that year as a reminder that it is in fact ok to not be ok when the world is crashing down on you, and we do just need a moment to breathe every now and then. And though I'm not a surgeon yet, I have found myself wearing this band less, as each year seems to get a little bit better and I am getting to do more of what I love as I get closer to my goals. It is ok to not be ok. But right now.. I’m K.