Rollercoaster Ride

Vijayita Prajapati poetically describes some familiar peaks and troughs of the PhD journey.



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The excitement of rollercoasters (by royal19)

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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