You know that song Dora the Explorer and her friends sing whenever they accomplish whatever they set out to in the episode?
I’m sitting in my office singing it to myself right now, because your girl handed in her first big paper for grad school at 3 o’clock this morning.
Sure, I only got like four hours of sleep last night, but I feel amazing, here’s why:
Firstly, the paper isn’t due until right before class today at like 3 pm. So like, in the world of academia, your girl go that shit done early.
Secondly, I didn’t think I could do this paper. It is essentially a sociology research proposal intended to fill a gap in the literature we have read in class to date. I’m not a fucking sociologist, so I’m not sure if what I ended up writing was remotely close to what the professor wants, but I fucking did it.
It may not seem like much, and you’re probably like “Congrats Vic, you wrote a fucking paper”, but moments like this always make me think about the journey and the insane amount of work to get here.
If I had a brain enough to process emotions right now, I’d probably cry.
Like, I can’t believe I’m here. I don’t know exactly what I want to do with my life yet, but the fact that I am on my way to figuring it out is amazing.
My life has been like one long twisted episode of Dora the Explorer, and in moments like these I wouldn’t have it any other way.
( I have two more papers due in the next few days though, so we’ll see how long this feeling lasts.)