From thousands of miles away, I attended my graduate school's annual recognition ceremony tonight. Although I am fairly skeptical about this type of event, it was wonderful to see -- even virtually -- so many students and professors I usually only interact with online. And I admit it also felt good to be recognised for my board position.
I let myself get pretty wrapped up in the negative aspects of grad school, but there are positives. I've learned from some terrific professors, and I've made some great friends. Plus, because it's all online and asynchronous, I never have to worry about falling asleep in class!