It's been nose to the grindstone time for the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately, that's not really producing more data. It is, however, creating one tired and cranky microbiologist.
At this point, I am in the midst of troubleshooting. As we know, troubleshooting does not equal data. Therefore, I working more than 40 hours a week. Normally, this is not a problem. However, with less than two weeks to go until my due date, it's tiring. The internal battle isn't doing me any favors at the moment either.
Tired, pregnant me: "Fuck this shit. Just try to get done whatever you can within the amount of time that you have and let it go. It will be here when you get back"
Career-driven, microbiologist me: "Don't be such a whiny little bitch. If you don't get this stuff accomplished, you will be kicking yourself later. If you can be in a position to do some serious writing, you will have something you can work on from home and your transition back to work will go much more smoothly. Besides, if you try really hard and still don't get this finished then you'll dwell on it less as you know you did the best you could do."
Career-driven me is still wining, but tired pregnant me is making serious gains.