The Moods of a PhD Student
Excitement- “How great is it that I get to research what I am passionate about for a living”
When this mood occurs– At the start of the PhD, and pops back in periodically.
Hunger- “Am I hungry, or am I bored?- either way I’m going to buy food that I don’t need to spend money on”
When this mood occurs- A daily occurrence
Stressed- “My body is literally 95% stress right now”
When this mood occurs- Starts to come during the middle of a PhD
Tired- “I just slept for 12 hours straight but I’m still tired”
When this mood occurs– Weekly.
F&$K it- “F&$K it I’m going home”
When this mood occurs- Weekly…
Proud- “I actually wrote this paragraph that sounds legitimate!”
When this mood occurs– Not as much as you’d like.
Caffeine withdrawal- “It has been three hours since my last coffee, I need more”
When this mood occurs– Daily
FriYAY– “Its Friday, so I’m going to do a happy dance, even though I know damn well I will be working on my PhD this weekend”
When this mood occurs- Every Friday.
Nap time– “Why do children get nap time? They have no problems, they have no thesis”
When this mood occurs– Weekly
Denial- “I don’t have that much work to do, I can definitely afford to take a long lunch break”
When this mood occurs- Too often.