Nina's Stillwater Calendar

Wednesday, January 31

Biting Off More Than You Can Chew

On Monday, while attempting to do a homework problem, I determined that I am too stupid to be in graduate school and they must have admitted me by mistake and any day now somebody is going to figure out that I have no idea what I am doing and kick me out so I should just give up now and go home. Of course, Monday wasn't the first time I had a train of thought precisely like that one. Every so often I enter this miasma. Then I finish a homework problem, or maybe even manage to understand a homework problem, and the spell is broken and I am innoculated for a little while. It is like a period, except voluntarily self-inflicted.

Toshi, another grad student, sent me this picture. I wonder if I can take this as a metaphor for my time in graduate school?


Anonymous said...

It's nice to know, though, that you're not the only one who feels like that, isn't it? I think everyone in grad school feels like that at some point.

Scott said...

Yeah even those of us pursuing a business degree!

Anonymous said...

Nancy said...

Brandi A. Walker said (and I quote), "One of the most important lessons I learned from OSSM was perseverance. No matter how overwhelmed or discouraged I felt, I learned how to keep trying until I succeeded. That's a skill that has come to the rescue many times, especially since I started residency."