I could write a book on that...

is the thought that crosses my mind on a regular basis. Everyone tells you and agrees with the fact that getting your doctorate is going to be hard. They all neglect to operationalize what they mean by 'hard.' You assume it has something to do with mental health and breakdowns. Again, they don't tell you what this looks like. They also don't have much reference to the way this looks different for a female woman of color.

I could write a book on that.

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