This has been an amazing past few months, and I’m ending the semester feeling pride and satisfaction. There were times I questioned whether I should be in graduate school and times I didn’t think I would be able to get all of my work done, but I did it!
I think a lot of my strength came from the people in my cohort. When I was overwhelmed with injustice and suffering, my classmates were there. They understood and shared how they coped. When the work load was more than I thought I could handle, there were others having the same feelings of desperation and anxiety. We watched out for each other, and we all made it.
To celebrate, a huge group of us went out last night. We went to 157 and R&R on Rosemary Street in Chapel Hill. It was wonderful seeing everyone smiling and enjoying themselves. We deserved to relax and have fun after successfully completing our first semester. It was a blast. We sang karaoke and ate dinner together. I am so thankful to be in this program with people who don’t just talk about supporting and caring for people, but really live it out with the people around them.