I made the right decision. I’m very happy with the program here at CWU and I feel like it is the perfect place for me. The whole program focuses on preparing (and over preparing) students for a PhD program, so that when we get there, we aren’t overwhelmed. I have a lot of work on my plate already and I’m a little (or a lot) stressed about what is required of me. BUT all of my professors are supportive, educated and want us to succeed. I feel like I might not have the tools I need now, but by the end of the quarter I will have all the tools I need to succeed. There is a plan in place to help us transition from undergrad to grad level work. I’m going to be okay.
In other news, apparently graduate students read about 1500 pages a week. No, that’s not a typo. Ahh. I am the SLOWEST reader ALIVE. I need to figure out a strategy and ASAP.
I wrote down all the due dates in my planner last night and it looks like a massacre. Something’s due almost every day. Yikes.
More to come later, I just wanted to tell everyone that I’m alive, happy and so thankful to be back in school!