Running the race of graduate school

Jun 15 2012 Published by under Grad School

This marathon will be over soon, unfortunately it feels like I have to run the rest of the race with a sandbag strapped to my back with all that I have left to do, but the end is in sight.  I remember when I started I was so far removed from the end that you never really gave much thought about it, you were more concerned with just surviving.  One pressure has been replaced by another.  A new perspective gained.

I'm thankful to all the folks that have cheered me on along the race and will be there to celebrate with me when I cross the finish line.  Some gave me hope, some gave humor, some knocked me down to give humility, and some I have no clue who they are or even what the hell they do here.

5 responses so far

  • chall says:

    *cheering on the side lines* Only a short time left! Last stretch before the celebration!! 🙂

  • boba says:

    What better encouragement than to say that in 10 years time you will look back fondly at this period as "the good ol' days." The suckiness is over, let the real suckiness begin!

  • biochembelle says:

    It's funny - seems like it takes forever, that dissertation writing, defense, and graduation are mythical objects. Then bam! It's here! Congrats and good luck w miles 😉

  • brooksphd says:

    Belle is spot on! The end, when it comes, although it seems to far and so hard, will come fast. Proud of you mate. Damned proud.

  • Jim Thomerson says:

    My years as a PhD candidate were happy ones. I had a lot of good experiences, learned a lot, and made lifelong friends. I came back to my PhD department on a visit a year after I received my PhD. A graduate student colleague remarked, "Well, you didn't turn into a butterfly. You are the same as you always were. I guess it is your world that has turned into a butterfly."

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