It’s almost hard to believe that it’s been three months since I posted here. Those months have flown by, so it seems like it must be longer. Yet so much has happened, it seems almost impossible that it spanned just three months.
When January began, I had just started looking for jobs, expecting that the process would take at least 6 months, and more likely, 9 or 12. Maybe even more. I was looking for opportunities to connect and network.
- I made a fairly significant contribution to a grant being written for the lab.
- I was offered a job.
- I travelled to Chicago for the AAAS Annual Meeting.
- I spent two weeks on vacation in Japan and South Korea with my partner. (My only prior international travel – Thanksgiving in Bermuda.)
- I wrapped up my postdoc projects (my core project and a collaboration) as best I could in a short time frame. (There’s still a bit of remote work lingering.)
- I wrote a piece for ScienceCareers about networking.
- I ran an intro to social media workshop for postdocs.
- I moved to a new city.
- I started that new job – a step in a new direction, a life beyond the bench.
I couldn’t have done all this without a great deal of support and encouragement from friends and the online community.
Now that I’m beginning to settle into the new job, I’m hoping to not be such a stranger around here. And as I’ll be heading to Experimental Biology 2014 as an official blogger for the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology next weekend, be on the lookout for some science around these parts!