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Monday, November 9, 2009

Four Weeks to Go: Egads!

IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE the semester will be over in just four weeks. Let's take a look at what I'll need to finish in that time:

* A "Major Research Paper" and presentation
* A Case Study
* A Group Project: Program Evaluation
* A Single Subject Design Paper and Project
* Two final exams

No problem, right? EGADS.

By going to the CSWE conference, I forfeited a homework weekend. Do I regret it? Heck no. I enjoyed the conference, even though I volunteered more than I did anything else. I left on Sunday morning (to work on aforementioned list) and I found out (too late) that the lion's share of the student-oriented workshops were held on Sunday and Monday.

I am not complaining.

I was able to network with presenters and other students, meet The New Social Worker editor Linda Grobman (yay!), and see the Riverwalk, The Alamo, the Tower of the Americas, and the historic King William area. I also enjoyed delicious Tex Mex, Mariachi bands, and wandered the very walkable streets of San Antonio.

So, how will I do all the work? One step at a time. I will do what has been asked of me -- nothing more, nothing less. Well, okay, maybe a little bit more...

~Ms. T. J.


  1. Oh bless all of you! I so enjoy reading these blogs, and so wish I had found  this type of outlet when I was attending Springfield College in 2000-02. I miss every bit except! (maybe) craming all that statistics info into my little brain! I felt so alive and smart! Ha. Seriously all your pain is so worth it, I promise. After finally finding a job a year after graduation, I found what I feel is the work I was always meant to do, and I am grateful and very happy.

  2. Thanks for your supportive words. It really helps to hear from "the other side" of graduate school. Sounds like you are doing great!

    ~Ms. T. J.