I can now add my dissertation to the list of things I've managed to finish in spite of my less-than-focused approach.
I know I will finish; I'm just having a hard time staying focused on what needs to be done.
Maybe the worst part about the job search is sending out an application for a job you just know you're well suited for and getting an unceremonious rejection, or even a nonanswer.
Science and engineering offer a unique opportunity to achieve something earthshattering, but that pursuit of perfection and greatness can come at a high price.
In grad school, a certain amount of failure is inevitable.
In the end, it’s up to you to take responsibility for your life and your research.
I know the end is coming, maybe not this spring, but soon.
Tallying every offense, every problem, every worry--and keeping them in mind-- creates crazy, ugly people with ulcers and bad attitudes.
Peering in from the outside, the research lab I visited for about a month provided a completely different research experience than what I was used to in the United States.
I won't be confined by other people's notions of who I am and what I should do. I'm starting to feel free.
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