Hey guys, it’s been a bit. If you’re a regular reader of the chronicles of my life that occur on this blog (And I would love if you were.), you’d know that on the first of this month, I started a master’s degree program at American University in the Washington D.C. area. (I didn’t take it for the increased education so much as I just desperately needed to be back in America again, but that’s beside the point.) Nervous to begin, I set my alarm for 6 A.M. and arrived on campus with an immense degree of trepidation in me and curious about the people I would soon be meeting.
Week one, well, week one was relatively normal with a few tricky moments. From alarming a few of my classmates with some of the experiences I’ve had in my life to date to reporting on the moods of D.C. residents about the current madness of the 2016 election, I must admit that I had a bit of difficulty settling back into the swing of things that I had previously managed at W.S.U., thankfully, I managed well and received some delightful praise from one of my professors.
Week two on the other hand was thankfully a different story. Here, we dabbled in video! Thanks to my past experience at my undergrad and the years I spent in my hideous hometown as a local PA, I breezed through assignments here without a care in the world. It was nice, for once I felt like the sophisticated prodigy in the room and not an ignorant boob just barely getting ahead and coasting on the work of others like I did for a lot of my other college classes I’d taken prior.
From there, we went into week 3 of the introductory boot camp. Here, I must admit that things started to get rather dull in my own view. The assignments we were tasked with seemed like busy work to keep us occupied and the field trips we went on never did live up to the splendor that one would expect of visiting a government institution in the capital of the United States. But hey, I suppose that is to be expected. How often in life is anything like what you think it’ll be?
All in all, I had fun this month. Sure, there were times I was annoyed, suffering from exhaustion or just plain tired of some of the people around me, but overall it felt great to be back in the swing of things. I did well, made some decent connections and am ready for the school year, I don’t think my beloved dog enjoyed me being away, but what can you do. Stay tuned dear reader, in the coming months I will be doing tons of interesting work and stuff and ideally finding a way to stay in America, which, above all else is really priority number one for me.