I’m currently doing something for my career and family that I swore I would never do; funny how pride takes a back seat when your back’s against the wall. It’s all well and good to have a plan and stick to it. To have a standard and uphold it. But at some point, you have to step back and re-evaluate those standards, or you could get left behind.I’ve heard having a baby has that effect on people. Because of Monkey, I’m shedding my preconceived ideas of what my life as a scientist would look like. Best part – I’m now taking control of my career. In service of my pseudonymity, I’m not discussing what exactly this means (although some of the more regular followers of this blog may be able to figure it out). Suffice it to say, I’ll hopefully have a new title and be writing “big girl” grants soon.
It’s not exactly what I imagined, but I still get to teach, mentor, write grants, publish, and do MY science…and maybe even end up in a tenure-track position one day. Only time will tell.