I'm doing the same thing as the last summer: writing my paper, what'more, it's the same paper!
Having been blamed for why can't finish it over a year, now I'm very peaceful.
Not everyone has a chance to do the same thing again, especially after so many failures.
Slow down, do it again ... even though after 12 months.
My paper is a data-driven method to analysis mobility inequality.
The code in python and visualization in R was accomplished a year ago, ironically, all the results are ridiculous when I look back again.
It seems like I'm watching my 'last-summer' self, who was importing papers and codes, exporting tons of "trash".
Too soon old, too late smart.
The past year, I have been suffering to correct my bad habits in learning, because I don't want to be ashamed when feeling "lucky" to graduate.
So many graduates are talking about "lucky" instead of "the way of learning" as a success.
I have to save myself from that trap.
If I said not regret the wasted time, that' not true.
When I'm debugging last-year codes, reading last-year papers, editing last-year drafts, regrets like the ocean almost swallow me.
"Why it has cost me 12 months to know the right thing? Why? Why? ..."
Then I have to relief myself, "People who tend to win early don’t learn the right lessons." (Naval)