One more week of freedom for the hubband and I. One more week and grad school officially begins and won't end until December 2011. At least for me. With any luck he'll be done too... But we'll see. It was so much easier when we were full time students who also didn't have to work full time. Well, at least I didn't. I wish I could take more classes at once, even though that would probably be extremely stressful. Work will only pay for one class at a time. So that will prolong my end date. But at least it's free.
We started browsing through our textbooks for summer and were pleasantly surprised to find that they were almost identical to the textbooks we used for psychology classes in undergrad! That's a relief since we both got A's in our psyc courses. We are both taking a development course and Matt is also taking a stats and research course. And that's just for the beginning of summer! Hopefully this helps the time fly by too. Before we know it summer will be gone and we'll be 1/4 the way through grad school! It will be worth it in the end. Then no more school for me ever except PTA meetings and field trips.
I was beginning to stress about getting everything done with working full time, going to the gym, spending time with friends, and homework. But now that I see the work load I think it will be far more manageable than I thought. Matt and I have always been good students and school naturally comes easy for us. We are both fairly intelligent people and thoroughly enjoy the subjects we'll be studying. (so glad to have science behind me once and for all!) We have the potential to have 4.0's for our entire programs. We're going to try to finish as soon as possible so we can hopefully move on to bigger and better and "norther" things in our lives. So that might get is a slightly lower GPA, but we'll still be graduating with honors either way! I definitely am proud of the fact that we both graduated with honors from undergrad, and we both did it in less than the 4 year average! Hopefully we'll be just as blessed in graduate school.
It still seems like a monster to me, but I know it will come and go quicker than I think! And that will also be a blessing!
Back to work tomorrow. I worked 12 hours on Friday and 8 hours yesterday. Having one day off before going back just isn't quite long enough! No indeed! At least I work all early shifts this week. I don't know how I lucked out with that, but I'm not going to complain! Gives me time to get the last few things in our house organized so I at least won't have to worry about that once school starts.
And to think, I was looking forward to it! Too bad we didn't just go straight to grad school right after graduation in 2008. We'd both be done by now and ready to move on with our lives. It's better this way I suppose. It's all free because of my job and it's good that we didn't have to take out any loans.
Yes, I've been thinking about grad school all day. That's why I've written so much about it. I probably said the same thing over and over, which I apologize for. I just keep trying to get it all sorted in my head!