Crawling To The Finish Line
For almost 3 years, I've been in a graduate school Co-hort program at Vanguard University. I really can't think of a better approach to pursuing a graduate degree at this stage of my life, but it has really been a struggle. It's been a struggle primarily because of this stage of my life! Going back to school in my late 30's sounded like a good idea at the time! In a couple of weeks, I'll finish my final class which leaves me with only a Thesis and exit exam left. I believe in finishing strong; I've preached that principle, coached others on that principle and have lived by that principle for most of my life. But for some reason, I'm finding it almost impossible to apply that principle to my final stretch of grad school. Instead of finishing strong and sprinting toward the finish line, I find myself crawling slower than ever with the hope that if I can somehow make it to the end, a grace-giving scholar will place a diploma in my tired little hands. A diploma, I might add, that I will then tuck away in a drawer so I can get back to life exactly as it was 3 years ago.