Today was one of those days where I was really doubting myself. After a research team meeting, I worried about what would happen if my advisors discovered that I wasn't bright enough to be here. I am not to the point where I can argue for against anything related to our research... it's not that I don't care - in fact, quite the opposite!
I just feel like the tee-ball player wanting to play in the major leagues. I have the general idea of what I'm doing, but seriously lacking some skills. It will come in time, though. I'm "tough" as my dad would say and I know I'll catch up to where I think I "should" be.
I quickly was pulled out of my mini funk when my flatmate told me I had a sweet parcel waiting for me.
Lo and behold this fantastic masterpiece:
Angela, Diana and Jo sent me love all the way from New York! How lucky am I???!!!! I was THRILLED to find school stuff like Post-it notes, notebooks and highlighters, and yummy stuff like fig newtons (training food!) and Hershey's chocolate (post-training food!), and triathlon stuff like new running socks and, most importantly, a COWBELL.
You're jealous that I have a yellow BCTC cowbell, aren't you?
I may have teared up just a smidge when the TA patch fell out of the card. Tammy was a good friend of ours that we met through the club and she is sorely missed.
So, ladies - thank you soooooo much for thinking of me!! I am beyond overwhelmed at how thoughtful you were. Visit soon!