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Wednesday, November 23, 2005
the predictable ups and downs...

...of grad school are becoming a little too predictable and and sometimes even, well, boring. Up: taking about dissertation with a visiting professor Down: a not-so-great grade on a stats exam Up: a bunch of great conversations with my advisor in the past few weeks Down: a probably not-so-great conversation today about said stats grade Up: increasing feeling of competence in grad school Down: having that yanked right out from under me Up: having a non-awkward time at a potluck with mostly faculty Down: crying in my office the next day over sadistics Up: knowing it is *just* stats Down: needing to get through it to get a freakin' phd I road the bus home last night with another grad student. We talked about all of these ups and downs. We talked about just being able to literally hang on. We questioned our own sanity for even being here. At least we're in the craziness together. Thanksgiving is tomorrow- it will be so very nice to take a day and relax. And I am actually looking forward to spending the weekend writing. It is good to be working on something new- feeling progress and movement forward. I'll just hang on to that for now! update: meeting with my advisor about the sadistics exam wasn't even close to a "down" as now I feel better. *whew*

posted by knit wit | 11/23/2005 07:12:00 AM

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