Monday, August 26, 2013

First Day of School!

Today is my first day of school for the... 21st time. I am starting my third year of graduate school today and though I've been registered as a Ph.D. student this entire time, it feels more real as I have now earned all the credits necessary for my master's degree. I'm not planning on walking for my MS (I can only take so many more graduation ceremonies after the 4-hour-extravaganza for my undergrad) but I will be getting the pretty diploma for my wall at some point and I can now put it on my CV that I have a Master's in Criminology, so that's cool. But it still feels like a long way to go til I'm done. Intended graduation date: May 2016. Here I come?

This semester will definitely be a difficult one, but I'm excited about my classes. They should all be pretty interesting as well as useful for furthering my own research, so I'm looking forward to it. I'm also looking forward to getting into a routine as life as been anything but routine as of late. 

In honor of the first day back for myself as well as thousands elsewhere, here are some of my favorite PhD comics. 

haha so true; source
If you are starting today, good luck to you! What are you looking forward to this upcoming semester? Aside from my classes, I'm looking forward to some cooler temperatures, A&M football, and of course pumpkin spice lattes! 


  1. Love the cartoons!

    And I hope you'll be able to post to your blog this year, even if somewhat irregularly.


  2. congratulations and good luck!! You are certainly inspirational!!!