I've survived the first week of graduate school. It has been incredible, busy, confusing, fun, challenging. . . . I know that I can excel in the program I'm in but I've been tempted this week to switch it to a doctoral program. I think I'll wait and see how this semester goes, then, maybe, a new change will be in order. I'm pursuing a master's degree in environmental science. This semester my coursework is in wetland ecology, mapping and GIS, entomology techniques and an orientation. I'm starting a laboratory rotation next week, hopefully the only one I'll have to do, and will hopefully have some additional funding for the spring semester. Until then I need to find another job. Any job.
I've developed a pretty good study schedule, and am balancing living by myself (with kitty) and studying pretty good so far. I've just got to keep up with my coursework.