Last week I accepted to re-extend my graduate assistantship. I’m grateful, I’m ecstatic, and I’m beginning to feel resolved after a crazy roller coaster of a summer. As always, I’m figuring out that no matter the worries I had everything worked out just fine.
When I accepted my first assistantship at the beginning of the summer, I had to turn a two month contract I was about to sign for a summer camp in Istanbul, Turkey. I asked about rejecting the assistantship for summer, and going to Turkey instead, and was told if I did that it would hurt my chances of having an assistantship in the future…ouch! Less than a month later, our department said they were having historically record breaking funding issues and assistantships would be probably non-existent.
After being so unsure of how everything was going to work out for months, I’m so grateful that everything worked out. As always, fall will be very busy! Wish me luck come late August! In the mean time, I’m going to be reading a lot of non-school books 🙂 .