Monday, September 24, 2007

The Return of the Academic Monster

If only getting a Master's degree (or any degree for that matter) were as easy as it always seemed to be in the Berenstain Bears books.

Today begins my third year of graduate school. A year from now I will hopefully be starting up my very last quarter, mentally preparing to graduate. I really don't have a lot left to do. I have completed the majority of my coursework. All I need is an elective or two, one quarter of a foreign language, a creative writing class, my internship, and my thesis. It's really not that much, yet I keep dragging my feet. I'm just not really excited about school anymore.

I think I'm tired of the student role. I absolutely love learning, but being a student means that I am constantly in a state of transition. It also means that we're broke a lot of the time, since Roy's a student as well. I can only hope that we can both find jobs after graduation that will actually pay enough.

So, I might be blogging less. I'm not really sure right now. I only have 1 class this quarter - a poetry seminar. Hopefully it'll be interesting and will draw me back in to the academic world so I can do well these last 4 quarters. After how hard I've worked, it would be a shame to lose my hard-earned GPA just because of burnout.


WeezerMonkey said...

Don't burn out! The foreign language and creative writing will be fun!

The thesis...well, I can't paint a rosy picture for ya on that one. ;)

Anonymous said...

You are doing great. The student thing gets tedious especially when you haven't had a break, but it'll be over soon and you'll miss it. Trust me on this one. Wanna do something this weekend? Cerby says, "Aw, hell no. What up dog?" adnama

A Real Librarian said...

You are going to do awesome this semester!! It'll be over soon!!

Good luck!!! =)

Discombobulated said...

good luck, homie.

PS-I love the Bearstein Bears!

Anonymous said...

I'm totally feelin ya. Hang in there. You've come too far to quit now.