I realize I’ve been neglecting my blog of late… So hey, let’s chat.
In September, I started my first semester of graduate school. I’m taking classes online through the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee to get a Masters in Library and Information Science. Going into it, I knew that grad school would be a challenge. But, of course, there’s a difference between knowing something intellectually and knowing it experientially. As someone who has half a semester under their belt, I can attest that grad school is HARD.
It’s not the work itself that is challenging. I mean, yeah, it’s hard. But it’s grad school. High standards are to be expected. For the most part, I think I’m keeping up just fine. I understand the coursework, participate in discussions with my classmates, and have pulled decent enough grades on my assignments thus far.
The most difficult part about grad school has been finding time to actually do the work and still maintain a shred of sanity. I’ve already had two emotional breakdowns this semester, which is two more than my entire career as an undergraduate.