After many sleepless nights at Hodges library, I finally made it!
Walking into Hodges with an ice-cold Redbull in hand, I was ready to conquer my final night of prep work. A few hours into prepping for my orals presentation, I realized I was going to need a lot more caffeine to keep me awake. I resorted to my usual combo for late night studying – an AWAKE caffeinated chocolate bar and Venti Starbucks iced white chocolate mocha. This was not necessarily the healthiest bet, but I was looking for something to guarantee my eyes would not close.
I left Hodges the next morning surprised I could still stay awake to drive home, but nothing out of the ordinary.
My oral presentation the following day did’t really go as planned; I bombed it (or it felt like I did). I received my feedback, went to my car, and cried (let’s be honest, I balled my eyes out). Perseverance is something I’d never really given much thought to until I depended on it for grad school. Not only was I now having to go back and re-visit my campaign during the final days in order to graduate, but I was also being challenged at work. I was managing my team of about 30 employees while also managing my colleagues’ team during her maternity leave (did I mention it was year-end review time?). But guess what? I did the damn thing. I made the necessary revisions, and finished out the semester with an advertising campaign that I can be proud of.
On Thursday, December 14, I walked across the stage at Thompson-Boling Arena to receive my M.S from the University of Tennessee .
Post-graduation I was in for a big change to start off 2018 – a relocation with my job to Arizona!
Until next time with new Arizona adventures,