MFA – the last week

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I woke up this morning with a real purpose.

Today is the first day of the last week of my Master’s program. My purpose is to finish strong!

In many ways it has been a hard road. The program is an intensive one, two years of study completed in only one year.

They really weren’t kidding about that intensive part. I hit quite a few walls throughout the year, walls that took every ounce of strength I had to climb, one slippery handhold at a time. Sometimes I wondered if I could make it.

When I began the program I was warned that I would need to devote an average of 30 hours a week to complete it. I must say, the estimation of the time commitment was dead on. Although there were a few lighter weeks that required a mere 20 hours, they were balanced with others that needed at least 40. I had one or two weeks that came in around 50.

But all that is now in the past.

In a few minutes, when I’m done here, I’ll log onto the school’s portal and check what I need to do for this final week. Then I’ll roll up my sleeves and get to work.

Because I like when I get that oh-so-lovely sense of accomplishment. And successfully finishing this Master’s program will feel lovely indeed.

And I have a purpose.

I will finish strong.


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