I like this quote and it really speaks to me right now. I’ve felt less-than-genius for the past year, trying to figure out my research project and somehow finish graduate school. There were a couple of unexpected curve balls that derailed me over the year and I’m not so sure I’ve recovered, at least not in the way I had hoped. So the next step is figuring out how to rally and finish what I started. Judging myself has not proved helpful. Perhaps accepting where I am at and moving forward is all I can do in this moment.
My intention for this week is to remember to be thankful for having the opportunity to be in grad school and that I’m not working 9-5. At times it sounds appealing but I remember the not so distant past where I wanted to poke my eyes out at 4 pm every day, staring at the clock. Well, not exactly, but I most definitely did not enjoy spending the majority of my day in an office, chained to a computer.
When I first moved to Hawaii and started grad school I couldn’t believe how great life was and all I could think was: why didn’t I do this earlier? Now I just want to to finish and make some money.
Maybe the grass is always greener on the other side?