The process of doing any graduate study is an entire journey of itself. In some cultures, we tend to play like “cool,” and mostly talk only about the right moments. I have increasingly realized when I show vulnerability and keep things real, not only my writing improves but my peers also open up; an entire ocean of stories appear. Typically, where it hurts is more common to what I have imagined. Here, it is a space to show the process as it is. No judgements.