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I got into my #1 choice for grad school, so I am elated. However, I'm also terrified. I'm going into entomology (study of insects and other arthropods), and I have relatively little true research experience.
I have full funding with a reasonable stipend, so I'm not worried about being able to afford living. I'm worried about teaching, figuring out independent research, and other grad school adjustments.
The program is a masters then PhD, so it is a 5-6 year expected timeline. I'm much more worried about the adjustment period than he length of the program. I'm bulldog stubborn when it comes to school, and I've already had to deal with a multitude of issues just to get my B.S. (Husband was in the military, working full time while attending classes, non traditional schooling, etc.)