I am a 1st year Masters student. I started working with an adjunct out of department faculty member last semester and she mentioned that she'd fund in Spring. But now she says it won't be until this Fall. In the mean time I applied for a few TA positions, but didn't get any of them. Just heard back from a scholarship committee, not selected. I've been applying to labs for research projects in summer, no responses. My grades are fine, so is my CV; professors are asking me to come in for interviews based on them, but then I'm messing things up. I've tried to make up for what I'm doing wrong in the previous interviews. But that hasn't helped yet and the positions are few as it is. The research isn't going anywhere either. All these failures are just so disheartening. Am I no good? Are these many rejections normal/acceptable? Should I rethink what I am doing? Or am I just being impatient? I don't mind keeping at it, but I'm beginning to think that I’m probably just not good enough to do things at this level. I plan to apply to PhD programs this fall, but right now it feels like that'll just be wasting both time and money. I just don't know what to do anymore.