I already knew this before I started, but I have to say it: graduate school is hard.
My classes this term have definitely become more demanding over the last couple weeks. Studying and doing homework have consumed most of my free time. The earliest I’ve slept in nearly two weeks is 4am. I spent the entire weekend doing my statistics homework that was due today. I was up until 6am on Saturday and 4:30am yesterday. I finished it (of course), but I still wasn’t satisfied with my work.
My grades have been great so far, but I’m looking at a lot of sleepless nights of studying ahead of me if I want to keep that up. While I do remember occasionally staying up very late during math graduate school, I don’t remember staying up late every single day like I am now. Maybe I blocked it out of my memory. Or maybe I’m just working harder now than I did then.
I know it sounds like it, but I’m not complaining. I know that all this studying will pay off in the long run. I’m going to look back on these days and think about how much I learned, rather than how exhausted I am. I may even miss these days someday.
Back to my homework!