“The more comfortable we become with being stupid, the deeper we will wade into the unknown and the more likely we are to make big discoveries.” My professor sent me this article after our discussion about my confidence (or lack of) with research. It’s such a great read.. and a reminder that it’s ok to feel the way I feel because after all, this is a learning process. #phdstudent#phdstruggles
How it feels when your application profile is reviewed by a doctoral selection committee. #phdbound#phdstruggles
Rolling into the weekend with goofy and accomplished vibes. These two things don't sound like they'd gel, but for me they often times co-occur. Just 30 minutes ago I was feeling a little stressed and overwhelmed with my workload and the amount of time I have to do it all. But I problem solved mindfully. I reached out to a colleague for help in manuscript writing, and then made a schedule with a timeline for another project that was stressing me out. I now feel like my to do list is manageable and I'm really proud of myself for accomplishing decreased stress through adaptive means. Prior to my diagnosis I rarely asked for help. Let me emphasize that: I absolutely hated asking for help prior to about two months ago. But my diagnosis is helping me realize what I always knew about asking for help but couldn't really understand. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it's a sign of self-love and a way to connect with those who are meant to be in your life. I'm thankful to have shoulders to lean on when I need to. And I'm thankful that I'm finally in a place in my life where I'm allowing myself to lean away. Here's to celebrating goofy accomplishments this weekend.