So close! So close!

Ladies and gentlemen…I am almost done with my first semester of grad school!

I have to say, apart from the INSANE amount of reading (I mean CRAZY amounts that no human could ever actually read in one week), grad school hasn’t been THAT much more work than undergrad. Granted, I went to a pretty demanding undergraduate institution (hello, Colby College, nice to see you), but yeah. Also, I’m not doing a research/thesis/dissertation type Masters, so it will definitely vary depending on your program/area of study/etc.

Did this blog post just turn into a career-center like advice column? Oops.

Anyway, since I’m so so close, I decided to share with you all what is between me and lovely New England. Turns out there are eight things.

1) Read over my 30 page research paper one last time. It’s done, just sitting there in my dropbox folder, asking to be read. Part of me wants to just submit it as is, but the perfectionist in me always wins in these situations.

2) Study my little butt off for my Economic Development exam, which is on Friday, and meet with my study group two more times.

3) Type up my Public Administration paper. Yes, type up. I just wrote the whole thing by hand LIKE A FIFTH GRADER because my computer kept randomly shutting down on me. Take that, computer, I’ll trade you in for a notebook and pen.

4) Pray to the gods of technology that my computer doesn’t die before Friday.

5) Go to a job interview on Thursday. For a summer job. Exciting!

6) Take said Econ exam. Friday, 1pm. The time of reckoning. (I’m really just being dramatic, I have a 94.5 average and I don’t think things could go THAT wrong, but let’s not jinx it by not studying, mmkay?)

7) Pack my bags!

8) Give Charlie lots of hugs and kisses because I won’t see him for about a month 😦 Poor baby. But he’s staying with my roommate, who is his second favorite person on earth, so he shouldn’t be too lonely.

What’s between you and winter or summer break?

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