I just submitted my last paper so I finished my first semester of Graduate School and I could not be happier to be back! This semester was definitely one of the toughest couple of months I’ve encountered, but now that it is over I feel a sense of pride and relief. It took a lot of adjusting coming back to school after three years because I was not use to the academic grind. The struggle came with juggling my studies, Graduate Assistantship, other jobs, and family. Now that I have one semester under my belt I will be better prepared going forward. I feel like I have learned a great deal these past couple months, which has allowed me to grow both academically and personally. No rest for the weary though, now on to summer classes!