A personel essay of Ph.D student Niamh Conolly. The article was published in July 2013 in the Science Career Magazine.
“Here I am, 3 years into a 3.5-year Ph.D. research project, at a stage people say every Ph.D. student goes through. Self-doubt. Panic. Fear. Disillusionment. Uncertainty. Existential angst. I’m tired.
I’ve come to think that this basic uncertainty will never go away. And maybe it shouldn’t. It is part of who I am and the work I do”