Nomadic Thoughts is a blog with a mission: “to document the thoughts and experiences of a new graduate student.” And today Will is off on that journey:
The long-awaited weekend has finally arrived. After months of researching, planning, testing, applying, and accepting I’m finally off to graduate school in the morning. I feel now what I think I should have felt before I left for freshman year of undergraduate: anticipation for something bigger coupled with just enough nervousness to keep me excited about the whole thing.
I wish Will the best of luck, and I look forward to following his adventures through grad school. Although not so much the crushing disappointment part…
To be fair, Will seems quite well aware of the realities of post-graduate education. But still, the transition to grad school was tough for me, as it was for most of the people I know (although some now deny it), hopefully having some support from the blogsphere will help!
I’d also like to point out another new anthropology blog, Its All Just A Ride, by John, an anthro undergrad with an interest in “religion and political economy in East Asia” (as he told me by e-mail). John is starting his senior year. Maybe he’ll soon blogging about graduate school as well?
Is there anything you wish someone had told you when you started graduate school? Or when you began applying for graduate schools?