Saturday, August 25, 2012

Observations from graduate school

I've been in graduate school one week now so, obviously, I'm an expert.

1.  You learn it before you come to class.  I had a test on the first day of class.  I'm not kidding.

2.  I will never watch TV again.  I think this is probably a good thing.

3.  Everyone is super smart and super motivated.  I am the exception to the smart part, of course.  (I just have to be a little bit more motivated to keep up with all the smarties.)

4.  I think I'm going to like it.  I may actually love it.

As I was driving home from my first day I realized that it was the first time in eight years I have gone 3 1/2 hours without thinking about laundry, supper, bath time, homework folders, dirty dishes, gummy snacks, pull-ups, and sippy cups.

I realize those are important things.  Perhaps the most important things.  And I love them.

However, to spend two nights a week in a world where none of that exists and to be caught up in theories and hypothesis and debate and philosophy.  It was like floating in outer space.  It was weird and disorienting yet at the same time fascinating and, well, fun.

It also makes me laugh and enjoy things like this:
Because Andy is going to have to scrub all of those off the wall when the realtor calls to show our house.  Because, you know, I have to study.


Wa Wa Waughs said...

A pretty convincing post to anyone considering going back to school!

Catherine said...

Okay, so clearly you're needing a "you ARE smart" comment. :-) Actually, I don't know you as well as I'd like to, but I really have no worries about your gray matter. Anyway! I actually wanted to post to simply say: you CRACK us up! Tim & I love your style -- he said just now, "She writes AT LEAST as well as those people on NPR. Well, perhaps that's not really a very high bar. But she is very witty." Agreed. Good luck in grad school!

Gena said...

You've got this Sum!

Amanda said...

I used to console myself in grad school that the smart people were just pretending : )

during our first winter break in grad school, my husband and i watched about 4 seasons of alias in about 5 days. that's how TV time was in grad school: fast and then gorge

Mark Brewer said...

You'll be terrific at this. Be confident. Enjoy it too.

OK Chick said...

I loved going back to school! I was crazy busy, but the reward of learning something new was greater.