My failure to take enough research time has me depleted and oppressed. I have to take this time for my own reasons, not out of duty (as it is said one must) or fear (as it is also said one must). I have been told so often that it is arrogant and egotistical to do research during business hours, or to put research over service, that I could cry.
I am sorry. I am sorry. I know I did this degree against all well intentioned advice. I am sorry.