Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Numbers Are In...

...for semester two.

I wrote this post about my first semester of grad school. And I am such a nerd, that I am writing one for my second semester, which officially ended on Monday as I handed in a 22 page paper, a 28 page paper, and gave a group presentation.

The count is in for semester two:
Number of pages I wrote for academic papers: 121
Number of pages I read for classes: 3,176 (There was more than this assigned.)
Number of pages I read to write research papers: Way too many to keep track of
Number of times I had insomnia in the middle of the night: too freakin' many (on average two per week)
Hours spent in the library: 9,345,297

Was it all worth it?
Absolutely. I have yet to process a lot of what this year has meant for me, but one thing that is for sure is that it has been very formative. Also, it reinforced what I have always known: that I am truly and indefinitely a nerd at heart. I actually really enjoyed my days in the library researching and writing academic papers, and am feeling pretty nostalgic that my time as a student is almost done.


  1. congrats!!! and just reading your post causes me to miss school!

  2. Brooke i want to let you know that I really admire you and your strength through out this year! I dont know if I could do that, but you did it with flying colors! Amazing!

  3. Congratulations. I feel partly the same. Relieved but almost unaware that this part of my life is over.