April is a stressful month for college students. The last few weeks of the year are chaotic and hectic to say the least with seniors finishing theses, tying up lose ends, and everybody preparing for and taking finals. I find myself marveling at the end of each year how quickly the semesters and academic year flew by, and this year is no different. I remember writing back at the end of January about taking and celebrating the first step of beginning my thesis like it was just yesterday. Flash forward three months, nine interviews, and 23,910 words, and I am ecstatic to share I have completed and submitted my senior thesis.
The process has certainly been a whirlwind of emotions, full of ups and downs. I am so humbled and grateful to the individuals who took the time out of their busy days and lives to speak with me, and to my professors who supported and helped me tackle such a large project. I learned more than I could have imagined throughout the research process, and now that I’m finished, I need a wheelbarrow to take all my books back to the library! Being a senior has certainly had its perks, and being able to say that I completed such an extensive project certainly makes me feel both happy and proud. After taking a few days “off” to relax after finishing my thesis, it’s time to get back to work! I have three finals and 16 days until I can officially say that Done Is Good… forever! Well, at least for undergrad 😉