As someone still at the very beginning of her graduate career, at times (okay, a lot of the time) the expectations can be quite overwhelming. Recently I was talking to an old friend and she asked, “How is school? How is life?” I laughed… “I think life and school are the same thing right now,” I replied. Because that is how it feels.
Anyway, on days like today when it snowed 6″ overnight (and is still snowing) and the world still seems to be asleep when I leave my house at 6:45am, it’s nice to know that others have gone before me and have made it through. And it’s nice to know that others are going through it right now and managing to make it work for them. If you have a chance, Simply Bike has a great post on “tips for getting through graduate school”, and in general is a wonderful blogger who writes on academia, parenthood, biking, and life.
What encourages you to keep going?