After taking my comprehensive exam rewrites the other day, I’ve been a rather large ball of anxiety waiting for the results. Today, I got the email:
To say that I’m excited is an understatement. It’s taken nine semesters (with three summer sessions) and a program change to get to this point. There’s been a lot of blood, sweat, tears (plenty of those), anxiety, doubt, and a quarterlife crisis tackled during this time, along with plenty of laughs, tears (the good kind), memories, hugs, and wisdom shared among friends and colleagues. And, of course, knowledged garnered through 70-some credits of graduate coursework. It has been a very arduous time, but I am SO relieved that I will finally complete this journey that I set out so long ago to accomplish. They say that it is the journey, not the destination, that matters. While my grad school adventures have taken me from Connecticut, Florida., Arkansas, Washington D.C., and even to Scotland, I know that the journey is far from over.
Starting next week, the next chapter begins. In the meantime, I will be relaxing and celebrating this achievement along with my other fellow graduates. Saturday will be a blissful, exciting day as I am formally inducted as a Master of Communication Studies.
Best of luck and congrats to the class of 2015. We did it!