For weeks now, the thought of how I can be an “over-sabi” has not stopped haunting me. ?
Yes it’s still about my project work.? Literature review that took people just a few days or at most 2-3weeks to complete took me about 6weeks with serious diligence and I had to sacrifice sleep, hanging out with family and friends. Like I totally had no life for those 6weeks. For a 20-25 pages write-up, life was really difficult for me. ?
Finally, I was done. My joy new no bounds, for the burden has been lifted (so I thought). Waited for about a week before getting response from my supervisor.
“after all my labour, why so many corrections?” – I thought to my self.
Just as I was wondering, I realized the file that my supervisor sent back to me was 45 pages.
“45 pages? How come? But my work was 25 pages”
So I decide to check the file that she sent to me side by side with my work on my laptop and guess what!
Just allow me to cry for a moment ??
I actually did double of what was required and expected ?
Just that one
mistake ignorance of using single spacing instead of double spacing made me suffer so badly.
I found it difficult to forgive my ignorance and also my hard working “over-sabi” brain for putting me through so much stress.
Until this morning I met another over-sabi fellow like me??. His own was even 60pages after double spacing. Sharp sharp I forgave myself and reminded myself of lessons that I’ve been learning on the journey so far.
1⃣ – You’re not the only one getting it wrong.
2⃣ – It’s ok to always seek for help, because you’re never meant to do it all alone.
3⃣ – It’s ok to feel sad sometimes.
4⃣ – Forgive yourself and move on.
Have you ever found yourself in a similar situation?
What other lessons do you think I should also learn?
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