Well, as of today, I am officially done with my first year of graduate school…!!!! Much relief and joy. I SURVIVED, I THRIVED, and I lived happily ever after.
I didn’t realize until I started packing for my impending move just how much I’d read these past three quarters:
It’s been an incredibly intense but fulfilling year overall, despite all the existentialist crises, bouts of self-doubt, and impostor syndrome. In many ways, this has been the most enriching, stimulating, and rewarding year of my life and I am grateful to be here.
I really did it.