It's late Saturday night and for all intents and purposes, Spring Break is pretty much over for me. I have to write a book review, a paper, and a bio-psycho-social assignment by Tuesday(!?) so it's time to dig in -- again.
I have to say: graduate school is not for everyone. If it was easy, everybody would be doing it, right?
This has been my toughest semester yet, and I know it's because I went from being a part-time student/full-time employee to being a full-time student/full-time employee.
I went to my doctor over break and confessed to her that I have become an insomniac. She prescribed some medicine that is non-narcotic, and that will help me to fall asleep. I have been averaging about four hours of sleep per night all semester.
Sometimes I feel like all I do is whine in this blog. I am trying to share my experience (strength and hope) with you. It is called "An MSW Student's Life," after all!
I am also digging your feedback -- be it your dreams for the future, or your reminiscences of the past. Your words help me to "trudge the happy road" ahead.
I am having some really amazing moments. I hope that shines through, alongside the struggles that I write about.
My acupuncturist, a Chinese man, shared with me that in his homeland, once people reach 40 years of age, they can no longer attend college or university. He said the demand is too high for education. Americans are fortunate to be able to have lifelong educational freedom. I am very grateful.
This blog is a ranting platform for me. It has saved my sanity on more than one occasion. I hope it serves to help those of you who are in the same boat with me, and those of you who plan to attend graduate school in the future.
--Ms. T. J.
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