Today, I had a very stressful day- I consulted my advisor regarding grad schools. I'm super eager to apply but he wasn't very optimistic; actually, he was pretty pessimistic. It felt like a hard blow to my spirits, but after the meeting, I tried to figure out what other resources I had. Subsequently, I went to another appointment I had, but by the end of that, I was wiped. Mind you, it was only 3:30 in the afternoon. I knew I had to get away from it all, at least for a brief moment, before I re-faced everything my advisor had laid out on the table. The result of this decision to 'get away' was this:
I went home satisfied, talked with my family a bit about what happened, and now I'm ready to handle it. It doesn't always go so hunky-dory, but I'm telling you, sometimes it works. So ladies, don't always be so hard on yourself; treat yourself during your most trying times- sometimes the silliest things work.