- 2 years ago
- Wedding: August 2015
Hello Bees! I posted a couple months ago on hating grad school and my struggles with getting anything to work or just feeling any sort of progress whatsoever as far as a career path goes. Things have gotten so much better!!
Firstly – the professor I met with thought my research topic was brilliant (in his words – he’s an excitable guy, haha), and we’ve jumped right into further defining the topic, fleshing it out, and gettin’ r done. He’s put in a ton of ideas and thoughts in already, and is very well known in the field, so I’m pretty damn excited to be working with him. I also have a few meetings set up for next semester with potential secondary advisors.
Secondly – I was officially accepted into the new program after some hiccups where the system lost all of my letters of rec!! Woohoo!!!
Thirdly – the organization I started won a grant for restoration work, and though the grant is by a new system that doesn’t know what they’re doing and hasn’t sent us money yet, it’s a huge jump forward for us. Plus, we have doubled our membership, which is nice.
Fourthly – my summer job is awesome, and it’s been hinted I’ll probably be asked back for next summer, and can continue with some hours during the field season/semester overlap. I’ve been handed some nice projects that are complex to do on my own, which has been nice. If only we could get our boats to consistently work, the job would be perfect. I also found out that my current supervisor had called quite a few of my old coworkers (similar job, different office) and every single one of them had told her ‘hire her! but send her back to us sometime, we miss her!’ It was nice to hear, especially because I really do miss that location and those people.
Fifthly – pretty sure I’m making up words here, but I’m not too concerned, haha. My summer job may lead to getting my research for my thesis funded, and lead to a secondary position within the office I work in, which would be FANTASTIC. It may also turn into a giant project, which would lead to me just getting a PhD instead of my masters – why waste a couple additional years of data, amiright?
I’m so happy that everything has finally been ironed out after feeling like I was trudging up a giant mountain with a backpack of boulders! 🙂