The Underdog Triumphs

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Doubts

My friend Meg said my grad school doubt is totally normal. All grad students at one time or another get overwhelmed, doubt their intentions, and get the blues. I'm a newbie; I still have 2 years to go. 2 years in the cohort, 2 years of spending weekends in coffee shops--I will be impressed if my laptop survives another 2 years. And since I am fortunate enough to have work paying for grad school, that means I stay at my job for another 2 years. I feel my life may be on hold for the next 2 years.

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.
-Buddha

3 Comments:

Blogger Sarah said...

Doubt is the constant companion of any grad student. I hear you. I know few people in grad school who live doubt-free. At least you're debt-free!

9:06 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Everyone has doubts. But you'll make it thorugh just fine.

11:25 AM  
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