Sunday, August 1, 2010
Wow, I actually did it - I've officially made the move from Blogger anonymity to a bona fide science blogging community! I'm so excited to join some of my favorite bloggers over here at LabSpaces, and I look forward to getting to know the rest of the LabSpaces family. For those who have been reading my Tightrope
blog on Blogger, thanks for following me over here to my new home! For those of you who don't know me, an introduction:
I'm a 4th-year microbiology postdoc at a major research university, and I've been on the tenure-track job market for about a year now. This past year has been both thrilling and frustrating at times, provided plenty of emotional highs and lows, and tested my will to pursue this career track. My husband and I are also preparing for a new addition to our family, a baby boy due at Thanksgiving, and I'm nervously readying myself for the challenge of balancing parenting with an academic career.
For somebody who isn't too fond of change, I'm undergoing a decent-sized one with this new blog. But I've enjoyed following the bloggers that have recently moved over here and consider it an honor to join the LabSpaces family. To ease my transition, I've decided to keep my Blogger home up and running, discussing issues of family-life balance, while my new home over here at LabSpaces will focus on everything related to the tenure-track job search: job applications, grant-writing, project development, mentoring/teaching, networking, etc... I want this blog to inspire discussion and I welcome feedback, so feel free to let me know if there's something you feel is lacking from the conversation here at Academic Aspirations
So I guess that covers things for now; I'll be back soon with a new post for my new blog!