Being a scientist can be hard – some days I find my work really tough, but I enjoy the challenge.
Just like other difficult things in life, I just have to break my work down into manageable pieces and do one thing at a time – eventually you discover that you’ve done something that you thought would be impossible!
Being a scientist is no harder than any equivalent high-level job, and its complexity is also part of its reward! Coming to understand ‘difficult’ scientific concepts is very profound and very satisfying!
Yes, it’s hard work at times, and it can be frustrating when things don’t work. But I think the hard work and the occasional frustration is worthwhile, because most of the time I love being a scientist.