I’m not in graduate school to get perfect grades. I’m in graduate school to learn and grow.
Growing really hurts sometimes.
The question is not whether or not you can. Of course you can. I think that may not be the right question to ask.
— Dr. Pilkington, my advisor, encouraging me to not take the maximum number of credits, and to instead leave a little time for contemplation, reflection, and balance in the rest of my life.