I am in my second semester of a MS in engineering.
While classwork is fine, research is not going well. I wrote the first few pages of my thesis and basically everything was wrong: formatting, writing style, poor graphs and figures. The results my codes are calculating show that my method makes no improvement to current methodology and sometimes its actually worse.
My adviser and I keep having miscommunications, and I keep disappointing compared to what I originally showed when we first starting working together. He won't ever tell me directly that I am failing but I can sense his attitude while we talk.
Due to my job, classes, and thesis work, I have no hobbies and I only sleep every other day.
Is this a normal amount of struggle everyone goes through and I'm overthinking it. Or is this an indication that grad school is not for me?
If I do quit, I will not be able to get a job at a good engineering company due to an average GPA in undergrad.
EDIT: This is an edit for anyone else who might have tendencies to get stress paranoia and start spiraling down negative paths.
I entirely overestimated the situation, my adviser was perfectly chill about everything, and the issues I thought I was going to get reamed over, were discussed and resolved in about a minute. Instead of criticism, he helped explain a math issue I had, and even let me know some higher-level industry folks he knows were interested in my work.
PSA for people like me (who probably are going to be like me and still worry over everything), making mountains out molehills in your own head is not a wise course of action.