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Monday, February 11, 2013

Oh my goodness! I am so conflicted! The career counselor I was supposed to meet with called in sick today, and I just (ten minutes ago) found out that a long-shot research proposal I submitted with my advisor was funded! On the one hand, awesome! Maybe I can do this PhD thing without completely losing my mind after all. I mean having that degree will have its advantages in the long run. On the other hand - terrible timing!

Oh man, my stress level has just shot way through the roof. My first thought when I got the news wasn't "yay," it was "oh crap I can't quit now." Headdesk headdesk headdesk.

I just want to eat chocolate and ignore any and all thoughts related to work right now, but I am NOT going to do that. I am going to go eat an apple, take a hot shower, and hope that I am able to fall asleep tonight. Not to sound ungrateful, but curse my good fortune! And fingers crossed that the good luck continues on through tomorrow's appointment with the surgeon.


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ALISHAB3 2/12/2013 2:00PM

    I have found a lot of solace in guided meditations for times when I have felt (and still do!) overwhelmed. It has really helped me deal with the same kinds of issues without falling back to chocolate. (not that I'm anti-chocolate, I love chocolate.)

I know you can do it!! You just need to know that you can.

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GINAV2 2/12/2013 8:51AM

    Yeah, that's pretty much how I feel about it too. With this proposal being funded I get to take a trip to South America. I can't turn down an adventure like that!

All the more reason to get in shape now, though. Gotta be well fit if I'm going to haul equipment up the side of a mountain!

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GIANTMICROBE 2/12/2013 7:37AM

    Wow... OK. Here's my thought. Now, logically, as a scientist and a skeptic, I cannot come out and say I believe everything happens for a reason. Unfortunately, I sort of do. It's happened to me too many times to ignore.

You can quit at any time, right? Why don't you just see where this goes? You can still quit next month, or in 6 months, or in a year. Either way you can at least say you got some experience doing... whatever it is you do exactly. ;)

I'll root for you and support you no matter what you decide to do!

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