This is my open letter to all of my family and friends, to replace those long, hand-written letters that I used to write to each of you individually. Everyone is welcome to join the conversation.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I Love My Job
I love my job. I love shepherding a concept through the process from ideation to publication. I love writing scientific proposals, papers, reports, and presentations. I love discussing science with other researchers. I love teaching, both formally in a classroom setting and individually with my graduate and undergrad students. I even love serving on scientific advisory committees. I am at one RIGHT NOW as I type this. Departmental and university committee service is less fun, but still not so boring that it weighs me down. Sure, I have complaints, and I will bring them up here in future posts. Perhaps I am a freak of nature, but I like what I do and I am very grateful that I am paid so well to do it.