Today marks the start of my third term of grad school (University of Washington is on a trimester system, for those of you who are used to thinking in terms of semesters). I can hardly believe how fast the time has gone. It feels like just yesterday I was going through new student orientation, and feels like just the day before yesterday that I was starting my two years of science prerequisites and thinking “I hope I make it into grad school on the first try.”
I wish I’d had two weeks off instead of just one, but, you know, “if wishes were horses” and all that. I didn’t do as much relaxing as I’d hoped, but the week turned out to be extremely productive and unexpectedly fruitful, which is probably more important in the long run.