Be extraordinary, be different, be exceptional
I learned that I have to improve a lot on the first point. Kill the villain of resistance. The idea of failure and rejection has been a great part of my mind before despite the fact that I have had so many evidence about my mindset being true whatever I think.
Now my intuition tells me I was born to be an academic and I have taken the first step in this by doing my phD application.
I believe I am capable of this and more than passionate about researching and teaching. Ultimately becoming a professor has always been a dream and I have lost that along the way and always thought my luckier friends are the only ones able and lucky enough to do so. I have given it so many reasons and now I don’t have any reason not to achieve this.
I am truly excited and cannot wait to embark on that change and finally achieving my dream and goal ever since I started studying!
I want to write books, I want to keep doing research, have that office at a university, teach brilliant university students and fellow academics alike, hold conferences, be an expert in my field, give advise to policy makers, be called professor Eriksson.
I am not the conventional phD student at my age, but I have done so many things in my life and I now dare to be extraordinary, different and exceptional.