Two years and 6 months of pure torture. And then, I did it. I quit my PhD program. I said "bitch, bye" to my unprofessional academic advisor, not in those exact terms though. I have stood through accusations and mistreatments in that muck, hoping my life would see the light at the end of the … Continue reading No, I didn’t want to do a PhD!
Today morning 11am: Me: My plates look good. *happy giggle* Boss: All I know is that I started working at 8.20 am for your cloning while you were snug in bed Nasty, harsh, petty....this is what a PhD student deals with. But it didn't break my spirit today. Normally, it would have! Its a small … Continue reading Pettiness is in everybody
Being a researcher is about working at your project, chipping it away one tiny piece at a time, talking about your day to day activities and the failures. Every week, one research group meeting. Let's say the group meeting is on Tuesday from 7 pm to 9 pm. So, my week would start from Wednesday … Continue reading We make our own luck, willpower and other observations
My conversation with my boss this afternoon. [A little bit of background. She took off for the weekend and came to work late Monday morning. Didn't find me in the lab or the promised samples. After a few angry texts and my useless apologies, we called it a night] Boss: So you are telling me … Continue reading Persistence is overrated
For as long as I remember, I make a blog, put my story forward and erase it in three months. My thoughts race in my banged up head at 100 mph, enough to cause my heart to beat faster, my eyes to blur, my feet to give way, and my muscles almost dead. I was drowning … Continue reading Hi again, world!