Sweating over something, hating it, hating myself. Worrying all the time about not being good enough. Endlessly parsing the smallest critiques from my professors. Competing fiercely with everyone around me. Enduring cruelty from above. Lying awake at night jerking my brain around that old hamster wheel. Crying. Striving for the sake of striving, chasing success for the sake of success.
On Success
Joanna Horton

Ooof. I’m finishing up my PhD (graduating this summer!) and this hit a little too close to home.

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