Monday Musing 4/24/23- Trust the process

We are told time and time and time and time and time again.

And time.

Trust the process.

What does even mean?

To my surprise, the term is attributed to a professional basketball player, Sam Hinkie, in 2013.

I thought it was older than that.

At its basic, it means things may look bad now, but there is a plan in place to make it all better.

Very true about many things.

Currently, I am finding it true about the PhD process.

There is a carefully thought out curriculum. These difficult classes are front loaded for a reason.

At least, that is what I tell myself.

Because my brain always goes back to school. And these difficult, dense classes. Because school is never far from my thoughts.

I am going to trust the process. Will I survive? Who knows? I’ll let you know next week. Or the week after. But I am feeling good about my chances.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to get out of my own way for this last presentation and paper.

Because my own worse enemy is my mind.

In happier news, one of my favorite podcast presenters is starting a daily fun of the day, a short feel good podcast to get your mind going. Starting next Monday, May 1. I’ll be listening.

After I write this paper and make this presentation. We’ll see.

What happened to my Pollyanna Puke persona? The PhD program happened to it.

I am going to trust the process and we’ll see.

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