Let's start here:
Okay, it's not all bad. When I take a hit in my personal life, things in my professional life look good.
For example, I'm nearly done my thesis!!!!! This alone is a big accomplishment. I never thought I'd ever see the end of it...I think I was afraid to let it go. Geez, I'm not good at letting go (adding that to the list of personal work). Plus, I don't think I ever really believed I was capable of completing this goal.
I presented my research in a competition at my university a couple months back and I got selected to present my research at 2 universities in CHINA! Yup, I'm going to China and I've decided since I'm already all the way on that side of the world, why not stop in and see some friends in Korea?! So, I'll be spending 10 days in China and then 10 days in Korea.
When I return, I'm presenting my research at a conference in Canada.
And...I presented my research in the 3MT and I got disqualified because I went over the time limit (3 minutes!) but I won the people's choice award!
And I wrote my very first research article and submitted it to a journal. YAY!
So "work" wise, things are good. Personal life wise, things are shit!
Meh, I'm trying to smile through the storm. I'm learning oh so much!