I am currently applying for a couple of summer research scholarships, which means I have to write a research proposal, which I've never done before, and heck, let's face it, I've never even done research before (as the lab is still being set up)! I'm stressed. I just... I don't know how to self-direct myself on a project when I've never done anything like this before. I don't know the right hypothesis to formulate, when I don't understand enough to ask questions yet. On top of that, first round of exams and assignments are rapidly approaching.
I don't feel like a scientist yet. Maybe once I meet with my research professor tomorrow and iron things out, I'll be able to breathe. But for now, science is haaarrrddd!