Vijayita Prajapati poetically describes some familiar peaks and troughs of the PhD journey.
My dreams have come true
My aspirations have sent me through
Finally, I found my place
Where intellectually I will ace
Oh No!!! What have I got into??
I definitely cannot do this
My life is an epic disaster
I wish I could go back and redo
I am feeling exhilarated
Suddenly new understanding has shone through
The world and everything in it make sense again
Every book, article I read unravels a new clue
Oh No No No!!!! You think you are smart?
What if they find out how less you really know?
A mockery, a laugh riot or a sniggering sinking image of you?
My self confidence on a momentary lapse may blow
Riding up and down on an emotional seesaw
Most days good, some bad and some wounds unseen
An intense journey on an unchartered long winding path
Hazy horizons, with belief as my compass within,
I move on Coz I am a freaking Queen……
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