Thursday, May 3, 2012

School's Out FOREVER!!!!!!


I'm typing this post, and it's 11:45 pm on Tuesday night. I just finished printing out two copies of my master's project. What's a master's project you might ask? It's a six week action research study that I do in my classroom? Basically, you do a lot of boring research, implement said research, type a long/terribly written 44 page paper about said project and turn in. Honestly, it's terrible. I have an English Lit degree. I know how to write...write about stuff I actually like. You know, Shakespeare, Austen, Chaucer. I could crank it out like no tomorrow. Writing about manipulative, graphic organizers, and notebooks and why Howard Gardner's theory on multiple intelligences is so important...eh, not so much. I had a friend who literally sat me down at the beginning and was like don't over-analyze. Just write it. It's a pass or fail class; there are no A's. I had to get out of the mindset to make it an A paper. Once I rid myself of that kind of thinking the paper became much easier.

 My professor is having us turn in our papers by Thursday night. If I know my class and myself, most will wait til Thursday's deadline. Which if you're reading this is tonight. I highly doubt he's going to read 15 mini-dissertations by Friday to input grades. Besides, I heard he's not even teaching this class next year. This should hopefully ensure I graduate!

It got me thinking well heck, what am I going to do now? Ever since I was in college, I have always been extremely busy. I have worked two jobs for the past 7 years now. Was in graduate school for the 3 and went back to take this last class to graduate. I mean this semester I've worked two jobs, been in a car accident, had a gallbladder attack, presented my master's project, helped my students prepare for the writing assessment and state testing, volunteered for Junior League, sponsored a club at school, and I just try to breathe and enjoy married life. So now what? I feel it's kind of like a wedding. You do so much work and are so hyped up that when the day finally comes and it's over it's like now what. Do you feel this way about things?


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8 comments:

Becky said...

Now you sit back and relax until you can pass on your great wisdom to the next one of us who decides to work on their masters. Congrats girl!!!! Good luck.

REBrown said...

Go you! There's no way I could make all that work.

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Congrats on being DONE!!! That has to be the best feeling!!

localatlast.com said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You have truly worked so hard to achieve your goals and dreams - now go and celebrate!

katie lake said...

Congrats!!!

Just a Jersey Girl said...

congratulations!

Melissa said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations!

Andie said...

Congrats! Enjoy your extra free time now! :)

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