originally posted on my tumblr. hence the awesome lack of capitalization.
i’m in my second year of a phd program now, which means my cohort and i aren’t the newbies anymore. at times, the first-years seem to think i know stuff that they don’t.
that is terrifying. and a little bizarre. because, wow. no.
(and yet, part of me says. and yet.)
when it comes down to it, i’m afraid of being read as “smart.”
which, for someone in graduate school, is nine kinds of crazy.