It’s crazy sitting here thinking that at 20 years old I will be entering the realm of graduate school. It’s crazy to think that as everyone my age is just now going into Junior Year and into their major-related classes I’m starting a whole new chapter of my life. Sometimes I feel so mature, and then again, I’m barely mature enough to be on my own. I worry about how I’m going to do it. I worry about spreading myself too thin and being far too stressed and exhausted all the time. I keep reminding myself that it is completely natural to be scared to start a new journey, but I should also be excited. And I am! I’m excited to be a graduate student. I’m excited to be learning all of the things that I’ve wanted to know my whole life. I’m excited to make friendships and partnerships that will benefit me professionally and beyond. Most of all, however, I’m excited to start my journey and ready to see wherever it will take me.
There’s no specific way to feel about this transition. I’m happy, sad, anxious, excited, and every other emotion that is normal to feel in a major life transition.
So here’s to my journey, to our journey,
May we work as hard as we need to and live as much as we can.