Saturday, April 18, 2009

Completely not fitness related... venting.

Friday I went to the "Women In Science" luncheon where I met the inspiring Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus. She told us about her life and how she came faced adversity to get where she is today. I hope I can influence the scientific world even a fraction as much as she has. I think it is really great that she travels and holds these discussions to encourage women in science. It's nice to have another female role model in such a male dominated field.

Yesterday was also the chemistry picnic which included an awards ceremony, and I was the recipient of an award. I was told it was considered the most prestigious award that the faculty hand-out. I called my mom after, and she was so proud. One of the first things she said was, "I know your dad would be so proud of you." I know she's right, but I really wish I could tell him my news myself. He was always my biggest supporter in school. I looked forward to telling him about my internship, some exciting fact I learned about in school, or my research. He was the one who cheered the loudest when I got into grad school the first time (for my Master's degree). I hate that he won't be there to see walk when I get my PhD. One of the last times I saw my dad (the last pictures I ever took with him) was at my graduation for my B.S. degree. He said, "Did you see those people getting hooded for their PhD? That could be you." And he was right. That will be me. I would give anything to have him there. Sometimes life isn't fair. Sometimes it just sucks.

I'm sorry about the rant. I just needed to vent. No need to reply.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your award! That's terrific! Also, I have no doubt you'll be hooded soon. :-)


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