The struggle, the pain, finishing my masters last year. Memories now long forgotten. I swore never to do a PhD. I forgot. I started my PhD two months ago. I’ll spend the next three years analysing the transcriptome of cancer samples. Working at the Norwegian Radium Hospital. With an Illumina GA. I foresee much pain. And even more amazement. I was unable to resist joing the sequencing bandwagon, thankfully!