Stop "Should"-ing Yourself -- It's Not Serving Anyone!
In 2016, I quit my PhD. Maybe that’s not how I should open this talk. Maybe that’s not how I should start cover letters for job applications. Maybe I flat out “shouldn’t” have quit. I’ve been told all of these things before, but you know what I think?
I think that we should stop “should”-ing ourselves…because it’s not serving anyone!