Graduate school, the long journey that I've have procrastinated for so many years. 9 years ago I made my initial attempt. Personal circumstances diverted my attention away such that I withdrew. In a way, I was relieved. Yet it always nagged in the back of my head that I quit, I'm not used to just quitting on anything. So now I begin anew, heading back into an unknown but challenging experience. At the beginning of each year, I see my Algebra 1 students wide-eyed and wondering what the year will bring. I now find myself with the same feeling about graduate school, I feel like the picture shows.