Tonight I went to dinner with some folks from last semester’s grad school class. It was such a good time. The only thing we all have in common is all of the pain and suffering we’ve had to go through on our quest for our master’s degrees. Don’t get me wrong, I’m enjoying (most of the time) my classes. But, they’re a lot of extra work, and there’s a lot of other things I’d rather be doing with my extra time (and money!) besides write research papers. But, like the tortoise, I’m doing this at a slow and steady pace, and someday, it will all be worth it.