This week, a week of change at MPOW, I am reminded why I chose to work here and why I like working in academia. I like the flexibility, though it has its moments of quicksand. I like the expectation of greatness. I am expected to produce great things. To research. To learn. To teach. It is empowering, daunting, and invigorating. I love it!
I am working on my application for Leslie Burgerâ€™s Emerging Leaders Program. I detest writing those â€œin 500 words tell us how wonderful you areâ€ essays, because really all I ever want to say is, â€œPick me, dammit. I will not disappoint!â€ Alas, I have to talk about leadership. *sigh*
I hope everyone enjoys their long weekend. I will.
–Jane, almost time for happy hour