So, I survived Tuesday’s presentation. I have no idea what kind of grade I got,and honestly, at this point, I don’t even care. I’m just so happy to be done! After a sort of stressful early workday, it was awesome to sit down to a gorgeous lunch prepared by one of the food production classes. So many gorgeous things! I think the theme was Spanish foods? I also loved hearing all my classmates discuss their studies. Yes, it was a long 5 hours, but the feeling of being done and being able to spread congrats around the room was so special.
I’m not going to lie and say that grad school has been a piece of cake—there were a lot of late nights, tears, and freak-outs, though fortunately, most of the latter two occurred in 2009 and 10. I don’t talk about it much on the blog, but early on I had to stand up to a lot of naysaying and bust my ass the whole way to get as much as I could out of the education (and you know, not fail chem) and seek out my own learning experiences to fill in the gaps.
So yeah, I can now put MS, RD on those business cards. I’m a little fried but so appreciative. What a long, strange trip indeed. And it’s just the beginning of another one : )