I did it. First semester of grad school? Done. Working full time and going to school full time kicked my trash a bit, but it's worth it. I put it off for too long and I'm glad I'm finally doing this for myself. Remind me I said that when my student loans are due, but whatever.
The program remains highly innovative and I while I like being the first cohort, there are a few marked disadvantages. I sort of feel like I'm the girl dating this rough-around-the-edges program - the girl who does all the work and whips him into shape and teaches him how to be an amazing program - and then I'll pass him off to the new girl next fall and he'll be all polished and amazing. Story of my life. Anyone? Ladies?
At any rate, for all the program's faults, Westminster is so responsive to students it's almost unreal. You want something changed? Call the program director. Done. You want to make sure something is improved for the cohort next year, shoot the faculty an email about the syllabus. Done.
I had my final two classes this week...and I woke up this morning feeling a bit adrift. You mean I don't have to set my alarm to wake up and start homework? You mean to tell me I don't have a huge paper to finish by Sunday night? Wait, no 300 pages of dry business text? What? I almost don't know what to do with myself. I mean, other than stay in bed all day long and tool around on the interweb.