If I was a child and had to imagine myself in seventeenth grade, I do not think I would have been able to. To be in a graduate program at a phenomenal university is one thing, but to be able to say as a first-generation college student that I am here is something fantastic.
Everyone around me tells me that I am going to be in school forever because I love it so much. Maybe that is true to some extent, but to be honest it is the learning that I love. Being able to be immersed in new things without judgment is great. Like-minded individuals all together tackling real-world, life-sized problems facing education in today's society is purely remarkable.
Work is exactly what I thought it to be and then some. I am so excited to be able to use my knowledge and skills from my assistantship to help with my classwork and vice versa. I cannot wait for this semester to truly start!