By: Megan Crider
This is the last blog of the semester – and the last one I will have to write. It is the end of April (the 27th to be exact). Graduation is two and a half weeks away…. I. Can’t. Believe. It. This is crazy! We are almost finished with grad school – it seems like we have only merely begun. School normally goes by quickly anyway (in my opinion), but this feels like it has gone by even faster.
This has been a great experience. I truly have enjoyed getting to know my fellow classmates. Our class is such a diverse group of people with a wealth of different experiences and backgrounds. It has been exciting to meet and develop relationships with them. The student-instructor dynamic has also been a more rewarding one. I feel like, as graduate students, we are viewed more as colleagues and less as students. That changes the whole ‘feel’ of the classroom – it seems more professional and there is a different level of mutual respect.
Don’t get me wrong though, there have been some trying times (isn’t there always though?). Times where we thought, “eff it, I already have a degree” and times when we have wanted to pull our hair out. And I am quite certain that tears may have been shed at other times. But through it all, we have stuck together and have weathered the storms of graduate school – and it has been worth it. We are almost there! I am looking forward to graduating and completing my thesis and beginning the chapters of my life that begin after school.