Emerging at the End of a Week

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 Burger’s Emerging Leaders Program. I detest writing those “in 500 words tell us how wonderful you are” essays, because really all I ever want to say is, “Pick me, dammit. I will not disappoint!” Alas, I have to talk about leadership. *sigh*

I hope everyone enjoys their long weekend. I will.

–Jane, almost time for happy hour