Thursday, December 8, 2011

Finals Frenzy

Don't worry, that's not really me, but close to it

During a week where I can't seem to vent enough, to friends, to family, to MC, and on Twitter (sorry...not sorry) I can't help but step back for a second and really be thankful for all that I have.

I have been up to my neck in studying, papers and working from home. It's hard sometimes to see the good when all you want is get out of your apartment and breathe fresh air for more than the two minutes it takes to walk to the car and drive to Starbucks. I sometimes sit and think...I could be working and not dealing with school work. And be getting paid more than below the poverty level while not racking up student debt. But alas I'm in grad school for a reason and am trying to remember exactly why.

But I am so thankful...

-Thankful to have the means and support to pursue a master's degree, and even have the opportunity of higher education
-Thankful to have a job that I enjoy that fulfills me and challenges me, with people that are a joy to be around
-Thankful for my littler sister who cooked, cleaned & did laundry for me last night when she also has a final today (her last final of her first semester, shout out on making it through!)
-Thankful to have a big comfy couch that my bottom has been glued to since Saturday afternoon
-Thankful for MC who has put up with me being a moody beast this week, and not having much time to talk

I needed to spent 5-10 minutes doing something brainless before cracking back into the work. Hopefully in 2-3 hours I will be done with this last paper and have just one semester of grad school left. And to celebrate that I created a new hashtag on Twitter yesterday #putahoodonme ...let's make it trend!

2 comments:

asj said...

good luck with finals, you're almost done! are y'all having a SPA holiday party? those were always so fun!

Anna said...

Totally never saw this a month ago! We did have two SPAliday gatherings actually, one with faculty on campus and one later that evening... ;)