Classes start tomorrow. I have mixed feelings about it. This summer was great and a much-needed break from juggling the demands of a full-time job, school deadlines and attempts at trying to have a somewhat normal social life. Sadly I had this nagging feeling of school starting up again hanging over me the last few months. Don’t get me wrong, I had a great break but I think I’m ready to rip the Band-Aid off and get started.
I never thought I would go back to school so it isn’t like this has been some long-time dream that I’m now accomplishing. I think it is more of a result of a mid-life crises. I took a look at where I was in life and for the most part I was happy with everything status-quo. BUT it didn’t seem right when I thought about everything as-is for the rest of my life. Hence grad school and tons of tuition money later, here I am.
As I’ve said in the past, it has been very demanding but also very rewarding. I’m always surprised how “right” it feels when I’m sitting in the classroom. I still don’t have a clue where I’m going to end up when all this is over but I’m going on pure faith it will be where I need to be.
So as I plan for my first day of class tomorrow I feel like I’m about to start a marathon (or half-marathon because that is my race distance of choice.) I may not be able to see the finish line at the end but I know it is there. I just need to pace myself to get it done and in May I’ll celebrate by hanging my medal on my wall!
Wish me luck!