The year is going by unbelievably fast. We are almost through February. Seriously. Where did all the time go? This year I went a little overboard with my resolutions list. I sat down in December and listed everything I wanted to accomplish—huge endeavors like “become fluent in Arabic and French” and “finalize my website and online portfolio” as well as smaller, more manageable goals such as “drink more water each day” and “write more blog entries” (clearly I’m losing on that front). One of my top priorities (out of a two-page list) is to finish my master’s degree. During the course of the last 14 months of the program I have contemplated giving up numerous times. Horrible scheduling, live classes at 4:00 a.m., inexperienced instructors, and extremely difficult curriculum have nearly broken my resolve to get a second master’s in something I really need to become an expert in: mass communications with a specialization in web design and online communications.