i picked up today where i left off on friday
and continued striving to work through the road blocks that made last week such a trying experience. i had more fulfilling success, but there is still more work to be done before i can really get my research rolling along at the pace i would like. i was pretty pleased with myself for figuring out the problem and being able to fix it without having to bother anyone else for help. however, i feel my research is rather stagnant at the moment, but i guess i am learning useful things nonetheless. i am continuously told this by my colleagues, but i am blinded by the fact that the knowledge is not directly in line with my research goals.
on the other hand, is there really such a thing as "independent Achievement"? as much as others help us in our journeys, we are never where we are solely on our own merits
. at what point
can we claim victory as being "all our own"? that being said, i am convinced though that once i make enough progress towards my degree and become an "expert" in my research, that i will feel a much more independent feeling of Achievement. (shoot!, at least i hope so)