Experimental stall

Over a few of weeks of my individual research, I ran into significant stalls in progress and data collection. Whether it be from mishaps throughout the process of a trial or learning through microscopy that a trial was unusable due to poor visibility of my cells, my experimentation was slowed down for a short period of time. I honestly became disappointed and frustrated with the progress that I had been making because of the seemingly constant issues that I was running into. I was however, reassured many times from my colleagues and research professor that this was simply a part of science and that it is quite commonplace within a lab. Since this brief rough patch, I have learned how to deal with the sometimes slow pace of research and that things occasionally go wrong. Through this experience I was actually able to gain more confidence in my knowledge and practices, and believe that it will only strengthen me moving forward.