My research sucks recently. Nothing works. It's very frustrating. And it's been raining, so I haven't been riding. And as a favor to a good friend of mine, I've sacrificed many hours of free time recently to prepare her for the organic chemistry portion of the MCAT. I'm tired. Physically tired, emotionally tired, mentally tired.
However, a somewhat unexpected e-mail from a prospective graduate student brightened up my day a bit today. And I really needed the encouragement. I slept really late since my friend had kept me up late with organic chemistry tutoring (over the phone... very inefficient), and then I couldn't blow off any steam in the morning on my bike since it was pouring (not good conditions for tackling steep hills). But happily, the following showed up in my inbox shortly after the start of my day.
It was nice that someone actually had something mildly encouraging to say about how my research is going, even if I'm not so sure I agree that the "best life" would include being "full of frustrations". I'm still tired and frustrated, but the e-mail did help me stay a bit more sane through the day.Originally Posted by PGS e-mail
Any particularly bright spot in your day today?