On finally feeling competent...

I just submitted an abstract for a conference...the deadline was at midnight...I started working on it this afternoon...I coded the qualitative data from my dissertation that I hadn't gotten a chance to look at and slapped something together that sounded like I was answering an important research question...

I didn't finish the abstract in enough time for my advisor to give me any feedback, so I was kind of nervous about her reaction to the abstract, especially since I threw it together last minute...actually, I'm always nervous about her reactions to things because she's intimidating as hell...and German...and a foot taller than me...and brilliant...

Her response: "This is a great abstract - very nice!!"

That's German for "you're now competent enough for me to trust that you'll submit quality work without me having to pick it apart first."

Join me in a gif dance party?