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this would be a tweet but I don’t tweet :3
i didn’t do great in my theoretical computer science class (perhaps in part i didn’t feel like i deserved to do well, though it was one of those classes where I think most of the class didn’t get most of the material either).
but i did somehow scrape a good grade out of underactuated robotics
, i still feel like a fraud about it, but i’ve been using it to say to myself, ok, you can still do good work if you have time and support. yea, maybe it’ll takes me longer, but it’s not like a character failing or something that i have to work hard to learn things. (another professor-induced insecurity: “if you were a CS major you wouldn’t have to spend so much time on classes” as opposed to doing research presumably)
now i just have to make sure to make this point to my qualification committee, which is a bunch of professors who don’t really know me nor my intense workload this semester: taking three classes, TAing two sections, finding an advisor, and working on my quals research. and that’s all just the work side of life…
and now to conclude with a picture of my roomie’s cat