My first semester of graduate school is over. I managed to survive. There were a few times where I felt like packing my things and driving back home. Returning to college after being out in the real world for eight years was a bit rough; however, I am thrilled to be in school and can’t imagine what would have become of me if I weren’t accepted. I was not in the best mental state before coming to Idaho. Working at Whole Foods and living in a crappy studio apartment at the age of 30 made me depressed and tired of the whole thing. By the whole thing, I mean life. Those were some dark times. But luckily, I am now in school, and my first semester has come to an end. To celebrate, I decided to climb a mountain.