A Brief Sigh of Relief
All coursework is finished! The remainder of my research paper is all that remains. We took the opportunity this weekend to make the trip to Fayetteville, AR, and look for a place to live for at least the next year. The town is roughly 35 minutes away from my fourth-year site, depending on which neighborhood you commute from. For that reason, my criteria were to find a rental that was in close proximity to the interstate. Not only did we achieve that, our new place is just over a mile from the Razorbacks football stadium (no Bobby Petrino jokes, please). How can you beat that?
After sleeping 14 hours today, I don't have much introspection to offer. I'm trying to catch up on sleep without completely checking out. I've been following some of the professional topics in audiology, such as the effort to quell online-based hearing tests and fittings. The efforts come from accomplished professionals who have more than served their time as advocates for audiologists and the hearing impaired. Yet, they continue to do it.
The lesson I take from that is that in this field the efforts never stop. My mentality through this semester was one of anticipation in that I can finally take a step back and breathe when it's over. Almost like I could just focus on a simple work routine and then go home and enjoy the weekends. However, there is no room for complacency in this field. There is still much to be done, much to be corrected, and many people to advocate for.
I will enjoy this brief sigh of relief, but it's back to the drawing board, regardless of whether there is a grade at hand.