Life of a graduate student.
Pros: being a student.
Cons: being a student.
Go to work. Code, write, calculate. Go home. Repeat.
I studied high energy physics, doing correlation studies on millions of heavy ion collision events, looking for proof of the QGP.
I worked under a very kind professor, and co-workers were all excellent. The greatest part of the job was the solitude, I was able to focus on what needed to be done.