Okay, uni work is completely getting me down. I'm working on a really limited time frame at the moment, and things have gone wrong. Big deal, I thought, I'll fix it up over the weekend. I came into work yesterday to check things, and found that they had gone wrong.
Oh well, I thought, I still have a back up which I can fix up for sunday.
And the FUCKER still hasn't worked.
I'm doing something wrong, something obviously wrong, I just don't know what it is. I need someone to watch me do this thing to try and spot what ever it is that I've been doing wrong... and the problem with THAT is that it's sunday, and the people I need won't be in until tomorrow. And waiting for them means I lose even more time.
I could try it again by myself today, but quite frankly I don't trust my own abilities.
And that little sentance just summaries all that is awful about doing a PhD - all it has done for me is taken away what little faith I had in my own abilities.
If you have self-esteem issues, don't do a PhD.