Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I'm Back.....almost

Well, I had NO idea that I would fail to post the entire time I was away. I feel so very guilty, but please trust me that there was really no way that I could find time to do so and do justice to this graduate program.

I knew that the summer courses would be intense, and they were to a certain degree, but the real surprise of the summer was the amount of writing I was expected to do for the course, Rewriting a Life. I have never taken a writing class post-high school and did not know what to expect. The class was amazing - nearly life changing - but it was totally consuming as well. I could have easily worked on that course 24/7. Fortunately, as far as time was concerned, the Shakespeare class was not nearly as time-consuming. Unfortunately, I did not learn much either. Oh well, you win some...you lose some.

I turned in my last paper last night at 9:45pm. I still have class tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday and I do not fly home until next Thursday. BUT...for all intents and purposes, I am done, and I am relieved.

I feel totally ignorant as far as current books and book blogs are concerned. I have not stepped foot inside a bookstore since I left home on June 15, and I am sorry to say that I have not had an opportunity to read any of your blogs. I cannot tell you how much I have missed that. I am hoping to start catching up on your posts over the weekend and to start posting more regularly to my own blog within the next week or so. I am so grateful to those who have left kind messages of support, and for those who became a follower of my blog while I was away: I promise to be a regular contributor starting in August.

I am now 40% done with my Master's degree and thrilled!!

20 comments:

Melissa said...

Welcome back... almost! haha. So glad to hear that in general, your classes went well! I'd love to hear more about the class that was nearly life changing! Looking forward to seeing more posts soon!! I've missed ya!!

Suey said...

Way to go!

Belle said...

So glad to have you back, Molly! The Rewriting a Life class sounds so good - I hope you'll post more about it!

Molly said...

Oh - you guys make me feel so happy!

I will definitely post more about the writing class. Perhaps this weekend I can try to post something. I am sure I have several days' worth of information to share, if readers are truly interested. I do not have aspirations of being a published writer, but I do aspire to develop the writer's lifestyle after taking this course.

Jenny said...

Welcome back! (I'm new to following your blog) =)
I would love to take a writing class like that one day! But for now I have to finish my current master's too. =)

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Welcome back! Missed seeing you on the web!

Kim said...

I am so glad you are almost back. You have been missed!
*smiles*
Kim

JoAnn said...

Hurray!! I'm so glad you're back (almost) and will be looking forward to hearing about your classes.

The Tome Traveller said...

YAY! Welcome back, Molly, we missed you! Congratulations on getting that much closer to your goal!

Carey

Stephanie said...

Glad to hear that you are "almost" back! :)

Wendy said...

Welcome back, Molly - I've missed your posts! Glad to hear you are getting closer to your Masters Degree...I'll bet you'll be glad to have it done with :)

Margot said...

How great to open my GoogleReader nd see you had a post! Welcome back. I'm looking forward to hearing all about your summer 'vacation.'

Tammy said...

High five on the master's degree progress! You should be really proud of yourself. Looking forward to future posts, you've been missed.

farmlanebooks said...

Welcome back! Congratulations on doing so well with your Masters - sounds like you need a rest - a great excuse to put your feet up and read a great book!

J.T. Oldfield said...

We missed you! But of course, we knew that you weren't just blowing us off! Congrats on a summer well spent!

Alyce said...

Congratulations on all of the work that you have gotten done this summer on your degree! That's awesome!

Liz said...

Congratulations Molly!! So happy for you and looking forward to more posts. We've really missed you!

Bonnie said...

Welcome Back Molly!! I've missed your posts and look forward to your regular posting. Your coursework sounds very intense and it sounds like you'll need a break to just relax and unwind!

bermudaonion said...

We've missed you and your fantastic posts! I hope you had time to take in a little bit of Asheville's sites.

Trish said...

So glad to have you back, Molly! And we totally understand your lack of posting. There's no way I could have blogged and done grad school at the same time. Can't wait to hear more!

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