I’m not sure if anyone still follows me since I haven’t been active in like 9 months, but I interrupt my hiatus to report that I registered for a class to take for fun/prep for a possible phd. I’m actually surprised I didn’t get back into the classroom sooner, but here’s to 9 months of not being a student coming to an end.
I have a problem. Is professional student a real thing? Cuz I want to be one.
Anonymous said: Where'd you go?
I just randomly logged onto this account and saw this…no idea how old this is, so hopefully I’m not too late.
Anyway, I’m done with grad school (for now), so this blog is on hiatus. I’m still very active on my other two blogs (1 and 2).
Yesterday marked one year since I jetted off to Connecticut to spend the summer working at an amazing summer program at Yale. I remember how afraid I was for many reasons (fear of flying only being one small part), but it was such a phenomenal experience. It really doesn’t feel like it was a year ago already…it literally feels like it was yesterday. I miss all those people so much, and according to their Facebook statuses a lot of them just got back on campus to get ready for this summer’s program. I’m
a little bit a lot bit jealous. I can’t wait until I’ve worked in my job long enough to get at least 4 weeks of vacation time so I can go back and work for at least one of the sessions….that is still a few years away.
That was such an amazing learning experience for me on so many levels, and it was a freaking blast.
Anonymous said: Now what?
Well if that isn’t the million dollar question, I don’t know what is.
I’m going to keep working full-time at my awesome job, enjoy my free nights, watch a lot of TV, read a lot, and do some other things (I actually made a list over on my other blog haha). I think more school is definitely in the future, but I’m going to relish this non-student thing while I can :)
Anonymous said: what is your thesis on?
I just saw this…my apologies for not responding sooner. I looked at faculty-student mentoring programs and learning communities in medical schools.
Now just gotta wait around for graduation, but I have submitted everything and officially have no more classwork. This is such a weird feeling.
FINAL PAPER OF GRAD SCHOOL SUBMITTED!
Only 5 pages left of a 10 page final paper to write by Monday at noon, and then I am done with grad school forever*!
*or until I decide to apply to a Ph.D or second master’s degree program. I dare not say it’s my last class ever because I already have my eye on classes to take in the fall just for fun because I’m a nerd like that.
This is the final installment of my “Kate Writes Her Thesis" series, because IT’S DONE!
Today was the day….the thesis is due. It’s been submitted, and although I’m sure there are still a million things I could do to revise it, I’m letting it go. It’s done. I thought it would be a lot more cathartic than it actually is, but maybe that’s because I still have one 10-page paper left to do for another class next Monday, so I’m not really done. But I’m done with the biggest assignment of my academic career to date, and that makes me happy :)
Two weeks from tonight I will officially be done with grad school (as in all my work will be submitted…graduation isn’t for awhile still, but all the legwork will be done). My thesis is due in one week, but I hope to have it done by this weekend so I can knock out my other final paper quickly.
Holy crap. This is such a weird feeling. I’ve never not been a student. I’m seriously considering looking into therapy for a few post-grad appointments to learn how to be a real person.