On a similar note, I’m nearing the end of my Undergraduate work, and am about to (in Fall) enter the Mathematics graduate program here at PSU. It’s only taken me 8 years (off and on). I started out 12 years ago studying music at Southern Oregon State University and, through a very circuitous route, ended up doing math. I rather enjoy being in school and have little intention of leaving. In fact, I took an extra year here taking graduate classes (at undergraduate prices) just to prolong the inevitable … well, that, and to get a more solid grounding in what I plan to be doing next year.
But, I have to say, this term is starting to bog me down. I’m now, finally, ready for it to be over (if only for a few weeks before summer term). After getting my wisdom teeth out, I fell behind something fierce, not so fierce as to be fatal, but enough to make the next week or so sleepless.
Of course, I always fall behind every term. It’s just the way of things. From the beginning of time, the life of the student has been like this. But, this time I don’t seem to have the mental stamina to “rock it out” the way I’m supposed to.
TO DO LIST (one and a half weeks):
- finish backlog of homework for Differential Games, and try to figure out how to actually solve the HJB Equations
- Finish backlog of Multi-Linear Homework, and do the take-home final
- Finalize project for (obnoxious) capstone class.
Also, I’m coaching my Weightlifting team in the State Championships Saturday. So, that takes the weekend out. I also have clients during the week, and my own training (since I am also competing on Saturday).
Well … it does feel better to have written it down. Now I just have to do it.