1.) Having a built-in support network of peers who truly "get it".
2.) Just being around so many people who are passionate about social work in general.
3.) Lots of amazing professors.
4.) Being around so many people who are fresh and new to the field, who are not feeling burnt-out and jaded.
6.) Being expected to write constantly. (And not just progress notes).
7.) Being expected to read constantly.
8.) Getting to know myself and really learn about others and challenge my feelings and beliefs.
9.) Classes that are like therapy sessions.
10.) Feelings of excitement about the unexpected once I graduate.
11.) No student loan payments yet!!
What do you miss about being a graduate student? I am sure there are many I have forgotten about.