A little over a week ago, I submitted the last paper for my last seminar at Norwich University. All that’s left is the week-long residency that starts on June 12 on campus in Northfield, Vermont. On June 18, I will have a Master of Science in Information Assurance, and the longest 15 months of my life will have come to an end. As soon as I got my grade, it was like the weight of the world lifted off my shoulders. The program was not particularly difficult for me content-wise, but keeping up with the assignments and pace of the classes caused me more stress and anxiety than I realized. I’m confident that the effort will pay off, though.
I have a pretty quiet summer coming up, hopefully in contrast to last year. I’m no longer studying, not planning to get another dog, and I won’t be traveling as much. Chris and I are going to Montreal for a few days after my graduation ceremony, then to Tokyo for four days in July, thanks to an incredible fare sale that Delta was running a few days ago.
I’m looking forward to being able to read for fun again, hopefully keeping this blog up some more, gardening and refocusing on my career and some other personal goals that I have now that this school business is over with.