See post title.
Criticism from the boss (on the 'you have no idea what you're doing, if you want to be a successful grad student you're going to have to make major changes' scale)
helpful labmate being told not to spend so much time helping me any more (the last thing I want is to slow anyone else down!!!)
experiments not working
me feeling pretty shitty.
Then I started feeling bad that I was moping over this, and worrying that if I have such a thin skin I'll never survive grad school.
So of course in response I'm avoiding working on the stuff I should be doing, and overeating. Which I know is dumb and stupid because it doesn't hurt anyone except myself. eff.
I'll get over it. Fun stuff happening tomorrow+this week that I can't blog about, but will get me away from the lab a bit and hopefully excited again.
But holy crap I'm a headcase right now. So let me broadcast it to the entire Internet.
Edit: never mind. I'm ok now. Thought my way out of it: instead of seeing 'knowing how to take criticism' as a prerequisite for not sucking, I'm acknowledging it as something I don't yet have but can learn. Take that, psyche.