I have essentially failed at my new year’s goal of getting back to posting regularly on here. To be fair, work has been quite the roller coaster on top of school and attempting to have some semblance of a social life.
I am halfway through my second to last term in grad school. Midterms for Winter 2017 were last week. I also registered for… MY LAST CLASS!!!!!! I will officially be done with graduate school as of June 27th, 2017. Seeing as my birthday is the 26th, that is a pretty awesome birthday present. Unlike my last semester of undergrad, there are no bittersweet moments for me when I think about being done with school, only elation and a revelation that I will have free time again. That may sound like I have hated my time in school and dread the moments I have left on campus, but that is not how I mean it. I have enjoyed a significant portion of the time spend pursuing my MBA, but I am ready to be done. The bittersweet moments of ending undergrad stemmed from the memories made on campus and the comprehensive experience of being in college. While I have met some great people and learned a great deal in grad school, the comprehensive experience of being in grad school while working full time lacks the same appeal as the experience of undergrad.
The next few weeks will be a bit of a whirlwind of work and school, but it only brings me closer to the end of my time in the MBA program. The promise of summer, with no more classes and plenty of time spent on my paddle board, provides me with a light at the end of the tunnel to get me through the nights spent in a classroom instead of home cuddling with my dog. To say I am looking forward to those free nights would be an understatement.
This post will be short, as I am quickly running out of brain power, but I will leave you on a positive note. For as much as I have complained about school in the last year and a half, as I come to the end of it I can say that it is something I am glad I did. I have made new friends, expanded my expertise, and confirmed that I am more than capable of achieving all that I hope to achieve in my professional career. If you think you want to go back to school, do it! It will be a crazy, exhausting, stressful whirlwind, but it will be worth it.