Today I look and feel something like this:

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The folders and Word documents are being created, saved, and filed neatly onto the flash drive. And the words are getting slowly and painfully churned out of my research-incapacitated brain cells.

I wish I could be something more like this:

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But given my current level of disillusionment I doubt I’ll ever feel as perky about my PhD as I did when I first started. I love my research but I just want to get it finished!

Words, words, words. It’s both frustrating and exhilerating to find them and try them out and fit them together to make an argument. All 80 thousand of them.

When this is over I’d like to be something like this:

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Or, even better, like this:

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It’s making me sleepy already…

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