As some of you know, my day job is as a (hopefully final year) graduate student. I've spent the past week working on a review for a fairly prestigious journal with my boss, and its almost done. I sent the bulk of my text in to my PI (principle investigator, that's what we call the professor who heads the lab) this morning at 4am, and he just replied to me to say:
1) he likes it alot
2) there is a ton of good stuff
3) i've done a very good job
4) alot of it won't fit because of space constraints, but I should write a review by myself in another journal and put it all in!!!
I'm so happy!! You know, it's hard not to be plagued with self-doubt when surrounded by tons of brilliant people who seem to always know what they're doing, and these rare affirmations after the long days of work, repeated failed experiments, confusing contradictory data and setbacks mean so much.
I'm just so happy. Maybe I'll really be able to graduate soon after all. ;)