23 weeks

When I think about all of the things I have to do before that epic day in May where I walk up and collect my very expensive piece of paper with the words Master of Public Health on it…it kinda makes me wanna throw up in my mouth a little bit…Adding looking for and buying a house, moving, saving money, weddings, baby showers, birthdays, and holidays, and blah blah…makes it seem basically impossible…but I’m totally approaching this with a “What About Bob” attitude…

Baby steps Goggin….Baby steps…

For the past 3 years, finishing school has felt like one big road block, sort of preventing us from really moving forward. Not being able to go on trips during the school year, saving money, keeping us near a metro and paying too much in rent, sucking up evenings and afternoons with classes and group meetings…Knowing what I know now…I probably would have done a lot more and worked  a lot harder to complete this sucker in 3 years…Maybe it’s my age, maybe i’m burnt out, or maybe it’s the fact that I’ve been in school for 22 years straight…but I am foaming at the mouth knowing that I am ALMOST (cept not really) done…

It’s so strange to be able to plan things beyond school. That we can actually maybe, really start thinking and planning that trip to Europe I promised myself when I graduated…That we don’t have to worry about saving for tuition, or planning things around my school schedule, or making sure of this or that….that when someone asks me how much longer I have in school I can say, NOTHING IM DONE 🙂

I’m 4 weeks into my fall semester, and I can’t help but countdown each week of how much time is left…(9 weeks of fall semester, 14 weeks of spring= 23ish weeks til freedom) (not including holiday breaks).

I wonder if the feeling of accomplishment will be greater than this feeling to have it be over….

I can’t wait to look back on this post on May 17th and just sigh with relief…and pat myself on the back and quietly tell myself “you did it kid”.

Until then….23 more weeks of presentations and thesis writing to go…

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