My sister just emailed me this quotation. I needed it, so I’ll pass it along for others.
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” ~Marie Curie
PS: This is my sister (who is an ecologists too!) and I on gHang after talking about statistics for like 45 minutes. Twinning.