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Finishing My First Semester

Whew! I made it through my first semester of grad school! Let me tell you, grad school is HARD. I know, I know; grad school is supposed to be hard, but I'm not just talking about academics--which I was prepared for. Grad school is hard in a good way, it's hard because I have been asked to examine all the things I thought I knew, and verify whether I can still find them true. It's hard because I am learning new things every step of the way, even when I am not in school, and sometimes it feels like my brain can't keep up. It's hard because I'm surrounded by incredible people who have achieved great things and I look up to all of them, but fear I will never be in their league. So yes, grad school is hard; and there are times when I wonder if it was worth it to come, but most days it is hard in a way that also makes me glad I took the chance. 

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