Apr 30 2012
I’m closing out the last of my graduate school classes. It has been a fun ride in many respects, and I’ve read some fantastic things, had some great conversations, met lovely people, but I’ve been feeling a bit restless. I enjoy learning but there comes a point where I want to do more than write papers that no one but the professor will read. Make some kind of positive mark on the world, so speak.
The end or rather, the new beginning, will be strange just because I go into research-mode full-time. When I was working on my master’s, save for the summer, I never worked on research full-time. If anything, it’ll be nice to take a break from the world of grades, relatively firm due dates, and constant reading. Not saying that the next 2 years will be a walk in the park or be without due dates or reading but I think it’ll be different.