"To tell the truth, I was incredibly nervous to go to graduate school. It was new and unknown and I didn’t know what to expect. I was afraid that it would be more difficult than I had bargained for. After our first day of classes, however, I was rather surprised when the thought, “This is going to be fun!” crossed my mind. Looking back, it was fun--and crazy and chaotic and wild and challenging and wonderful all at the same time. It has been tough, but it has been a great experience. I have been pushed beyond my comfort zone, I have been pulled and stretched further than I thought possible, and I have accomplished more than I ever dreamed. What’s more, I have made some really great friends. Even though school sometimes meant long days and late nights, I was glad that I wasn’t doing it alone, that my friends were right there with me. The last three years have been amazing. Yet, I now find myself once more nervous. I am again afraid of the new and unknown. This time, however, I have the confidence and skills to face the new challenge head on. And I know for certain that this adventure, wherever it leads, is going to be fun."