I’ve had orientation. I’ve completed my first readings. And tonight, my first class for my Ph.D. program meets. My adventure is officially beginning. And I have a lot of feelings.
A big part of my cannot believe this is happening. When I started the application process last fall, it felt like a long shot. I had to take the GRE, which was a huge hurdle for me. I had to write my personal statements, identifying what I might want to research, and identify people I trusted to write letters of recommendation for me. And then I had to wait.
And then, the YES came.
Over the past nine months, starting my Ph.D. didn’t feel real. It was something that would start in the fall. And now the fall is here.
So how am I feeling? Excited. Terrified. Inspired. Inadequate. Crazy (definitely, crazy).
I’m still working full-time, so on Mondays when I have class I’m working until 2pm, then driving 75 minutes to the University of Minnesota for evening class. I’m hoping that excitement will give me the drive and energy I need to make it through these crazy days.
So, here goes nothing. I can’t wait to see where this adventure takes me!