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knit me more time...
Sunday, July 04, 2004
knocked down

I am in desperate need of some lush stuff today- specifically blue skies and fluffy white clouds to relax in. I wish I had a whole bowl full of bath bombs to sooth my general masters thesis and work angst. As I was waking up this morning, Jo told me I had a "thesis comments" email from my advisor. I stayed in bed and finished my coffee, savoring the pre-comment-bliss for a little while longer. Then, I read the email and felt elated- words like "positively breathtaking" and "enlightening" were used to describe my draft and the email was generally like "this is really promising but you have some structural and methodological issues to resolve". Fine- sounds okay to me so far. THEN I open up to document and start to read. Jeez- all those nice email things must have been meant to soften the blow or something... I honestly don't think she realizes the stressful feelings of "impostor" and "sophomoric" advisory comments induce in my little grad student self. I also don't she remembered that I did indeed take stats when she asked of my tables "have you taken a stats class yet?" ouch . There were other comments that ranged from mildly unsettling to downright frightening. I know, I know... this is what I wanted out of grad school- an advisor who pushes me past my limits blah blah blah blah blah. Regardless, once I pick my self up off of the floor (not literally of course, but close to it) I have tons of work to do. Thank goodness I backed out of the prelim already. Otherwise today I would have had a real nervous breakdown. Maybe for now I'll just read the nice things, print it all out, loose it on my desk somewhere, and work on this gender website project. While the work has been a pain and not easy, it is looking really good now comparatively.

posted by knit wit | 7/04/2004 10:07:00 AM

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