Sunday, June 28, 2015

From Amelia!

So, how about something optimistic for a mid-summer post?
  • It's summer. I get to spend long stretches of time with my small people when they have long stretches of time off, too. I like that
  • I am keeping up with some of my colleagues on social media. Because I actually like them.
  • Some of my favorite students from last year are starting to get jobs. It's nice to hear that.
  • I'm at a teaching-heavy, research expected gig right now, but I have time to think creatively about my research in the summer and I have some exciting ideas. I actually like my research (even more since I got tenure this year, so I don't have to worry as much about stuff bearing fruit ASAP).
  • I have lots of time to read College Misery. You guys are funny. I like that.
See? It's not all THAT bad...


  1. Sounds like things are going pretty well. Hurrah! It is, indeed, nice to have good news now and then -- and good to hear of another positive effect of tenure: a bit of room to breathe, and actually enjoy one's research (and one's family).

  2. When you see your students graduating and getting good jobs, that really is the best thing. A little of that can tide me over through a lot of the usual misery.