After four semesters of graduate studies, I finally get to walk across the stage for my master’s degree. I actually earned my degree at the end of last year, but my school only has one graduation ceremony a year. Getting the degree feels good of course, and I have to thank my family, friends and my advisor. However, there is still much to do. I probably have at least two more years until I can get my PhD. It ain’t going to be easy, but I’ll work hard to get through it.