I walked into my advisor’s office on Thursday for our weekly meeting and said, “You’re going to kill me.” I then proceeded to explain that I’d been using one scale while thinking I was using another. After laying out what I’d read so far, and the correlations between the two scales, we concluded that maybe it wasn’t that big of a deal. Certainly not the fatal flaw I feared it was.

How lucky am I to have an advisor who doesn’t make me feel like a complete moron, even when I make a stupid mistake like this?