The virus that Todd and Aidan have been fighting for this last week beat me down and kicked me in the head a few times today. I’m a pile of misery. So I’m sure this next bit will shine out even more, because of this unhappy physical status.
I got a perfect score on my research paper. The professor wrote that she doesn’t often give out perfect scores and she noted that I clearly deserved it. Of all the professors I’ve had in my graduate program so far, I’d have to say that she made me work the hardest and when I read her feedback, I almost cried. I put so many hours into it and to come out with this recognition? Well, it was worth all of those times when I didn’t feel that I deserved the grades I got.
And I gained so much out of that project as well, even as I was moaning over all the hours I had to put into it.
So not only did I achieve something that felt great academically, but I also gained knowledge that is applicable and valuable in my professional, academic, and personal lives.
It’s a great feeling that almost makes up for this wretched head-aching, sore-throat making, snuffly, queasy mess that is my body.