In the beginning there was grad school. That ended in 2010. Now what do I blog about?


July 13, 2009

Transitioning from summer break back to the edu routine

After just a few weeks off between spring and summer sessions I really got out of the routine of work-study-read-research-write-sleep (repeat). I have to had to readjust to it again even though I am nearing the end of my program. I found I was filling my free time with >gasp!<>I got into a good exercise routine and I really really don't want to break that habit so I'm hitting the books much later in the evening, after dinner, after my walk, after my shower. I find I am going to bed later than normal and am sleepy, needing an extra cup of coffee, in the morning. On one hand, it makes me consider my commitment to finish in 2010, thinking maybe extending the program and cut it down to one class per term. On the other hand, its very exciting and so very challenging. Not everyone goes to grad school! How cool am I? And not everyone who goes to grad school knocks it out in 3 years or less...with honors! How amazing am I? So, yeah, I like taking pride in what I am doing and to me it is worth the extra (extra, EXTRA) effort to make it all happen.

As I think about the last 3.5 weeks of having homework-free weekends and study-free evenings, I look ahead and can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Another 9 months or so and I'll see endless homework-free weekends and study-free nights. Unless, of course, I decide to pursue a PhD...

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