Thanksgiving has just passed an I hope all of you were able to stuff yourselves with delicious food and spend some time with family and friends. It is during this time in which I begin to reflect upon all the things I am grateful for. As I have mentioned in previous blogs, being in grad school has been one of the toughest experiences in my life: I am 2,000 miles away from my family and loved ones and I have had to quickly grow up in a spiritual, academic, and financial matter of the course of a year and a half. And of course…you always experience pain whenever you grow… But despite all of this, I am grateful for:
Indiana’s cheap standard of living, professors that treat me as an “intellectual equal”, all the friends I have made who listen to my grad school rants, the Spanish church community I am part of, the fact the I can find Serrano and Poblano Chillies at the grocery store, finally having health insurance…and of course, graduating in May with my Masters degree.