Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Blood, Sweat, and Tears

The winter quarter is officially over for me. After hours upon hours of work, everything is done, and I am a somewhat free woman. I am so relieved. I am so tired. I feel like I could sleep (and cry) for days.

These last few weeks have been really hard. I've started several blog entries, wanting to put my thoughts into words, but something stops me or pulls me away every time. In some ways, I have been more productive than I have been in a long time. In other ways, I have been just simply overwhelmed. It's definitely been a mixed bag.

But I am officially on spring break! My plans for spring break are to work (of course), relax, and just enjoy the small amount of freedom I will have. Next quarter I am going to finally be submitting my thesis proposal to the graduate committee, which means that I will finally start writing the damn thing. I'm also going to do my internship; I will be something similar to a teaching assistant in a class called Advanced Poetry Writing.

Despite how hard this quarter was, it was really rewarding. I truly kicked ass in my creative writing class. I was the old me again: I really gave it my all in true overachiever fashion. I suppose I was successful in my thesis planning class, although I didn't have the proposal finished by the end of the class. Whatever - I am still really proud of myself.

For the first time, I can finally see myself graduating with an actual Master's degree! I will soon be filing my grad check. Only two more quarters to go! I can't believe it. By the end of 2008, I will have my Master's degree, barring a disaster.

11 comments:

alyssa said...

Doesn't it feel good to end a semester (or quarter)? I always feel the same way - like I could sleep or cry. Congratulations! Enjoy your time off from school!

dapotato said...

congrats on another quarter done! enjoy your spring break.

Discombobulated said...

yahoo for you! I am so glad you get a little break!

Librarian Girl said...

I am right there with you on the needing a break thing. Get some rest!

sherthebear said...

you definitely need a break! You are almost there!

Brenda said...

Awesome dude, two more quarters and you have a masters degree! SWEEET! Enjoy your time off, it is much deserved. :)

Bex said...

Doesn't it feel great when there's an end in sight? Enjoy your time off!

Crazy Daisy said...

congrats! Enjoy your break!

MissSparkle76 said...

WAY TO GO!!

Enjoy your break.....you deserve it!!

jake said...

Hey there! Thanks for your comment; I'm just lazy re: adding photos to the blog. And have no excuse for it. But the main site is updated pretty often.

I've also been wanting to ask about the 'west coast representation' you mentioned earlier. Any ideas? We'd love to expand our customer base; it would be very cool to have a contact like you in Cal. Let me know...

thanks again; talk soon. Take care! Way to go with the Master's!

amber said...

hope you got lots of rest and relaxation in on your spring break -- you more than deserve it!