As if that isn't enough to look forward to I also will have the chance to share this paper with the wonderful authors I interviewed for the paper and get their responses and feedback. I think they are going to be very excited. I also get to start looking for journal to publish it! Yes, it is that good!
I normally don't like to write or speak about anyone or anything negatively - there is so much of that in the world I don't think it is necessary to add to it. However, I am so glad I didn't listen to the naysayers who said I shouldn't or couldn't go college because it was too expensive and if I had to go then I should go to a community college not a university to save money or it would take too much time, that was for both degrees. For my graduate degree they said I didn't need it - the earning potential with a master's degree is not much different than that of an undergraduate degree.
Looking back I now believe wholeheartedly that:
- I was worth the investment.
- If I was going to make the investment why not end up with a degree from a major university like DU! Besides I discovered it really wasn't much more than other programs.
- The time was going to pass anyway - the only difference is now I get to look back with pride instead of regret.
- It turned out I did need it - I needed to get it so I could write this research project. Besides it was never about the earning potential just like writing is never about the money.