Regarding the ups and downs of graduate school and the struggle to maintain a life (is that allowed?) outside of the lab.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
On days like today, I have to have faith that sooner or later, all the equipment that I need will be back up and running and all my data will come together to yield a fabulous paper, and the basis of a fantastic thesis. Sooner or later, sooner or later, sooner....
I am a female graduate student in physics in my last year (I hope!) of a PhD program. My research focus is biophysics and the group I belong to is interdisciplinary, with students from both the biological and physical sciences. My life is also an interdisciplinary adventure, as I struggle to successfully balance my roles as student, wife, homeowner, dog owner, and member of a large and close-knit, though wide-spread, extended family.