Today I am grateful for being a student. I am going to miss the student life when Round 2 of it is over at the end of this month; it was hard. This was one year of academia that was so much harder than the last five years I did when completing my BA. You know what, though? It was amazing – the people I met, what I learned about myself, my increase in poise, confidence and public speaking, and the proof that yes, I can overcome the hardest most grueling thing I’ve ever done is immense. Life learning trumped academic learning and I think that was kind of the point of PDP in the first place. I’m so glad I did this. It was a shot in the dark but it gave me everything in life I ever needed or wanted.