Wow, hello! I’m so happy to be back in this space, if only for a few minutes tonight. Paul and I just got back from a wonderful weekend in Dallas filled with great vegan food, new friends, and mind-blowing conversations. I feel so inspired to begin a fresh week. You might recall that my job ended last week, so this Monday feels like the first day of what my friend Courtney calls “funemployment.” In other words, less time working means more time for fun!
Speaking of Courtney (whose on-line persona can be found here and here, among other places), she’s coming for a visit this week, so the funemployment continues. It’s a bit of a juggling act this week, as I’d like to spend some time writing in this space, if for no other reason than to capture in words what I’m feeling as I (really, truly) begin my transition into the wild, wooly world beyond postdocking*. I’m excited and nervous about this phase of my life—mostly excited but also uncertain and a little scared. But because this week is devoted to socializing and a few other appointments, I will have to be very deliberate about carving out some time to write. It’s amazing how busy one can feel while unemployed! I definitely don’t miss having a job yet.
So, this week I want to tell you more about my last day at work, the celebratory dinner afterward, and a wonderful weekend in Dallas. After that, who knows? There are so many stories, recipes, ideas, and questions to be explored here. SO MUCH TO SAY! It’s going to be an interesting summer, for sure, and I’m excited to take you along for the ride.
Have a happy week, dear readers.
* I officially declare “postdocking” to be a real world. postdocking (verb): the act of working in a postdoctoral position, especially within a university.