Friday, September 23, 2011

An End and a Beginning

So it's official, I'll no longer be a postdoctoral fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill.

I knew this was temporary position, but somehow you aren't always prepared for it...

I've enjoyed working for my mentor's lab the last two years.  She is a wonderful person and excellent scientist.

It makes me sad too..because very soon, I won't work in or for a lab.  For the last 10 years, I've always been in a lab.  Now that officially changes, I'm a teacher and editor.  Strange to end something that has encompassed a third of my life.

But no worries, it's also a new beginning.  A new identity of a teacher.  Helping to guide students onto their own paths.

Plus in the spirit of a positive outlook, is the fact that all these changes over the last year have resulted in me being able to stay at home with my girls the majority of the time and there is noting better than that!

Who knows, maybe I'll join research again one day.  I know I would enjoy it.

But until then you can find me teaching, wrangling two adorable girls, trying to convince my hubby to start a farm, working on my etsy store, and in general just enjoying the wonderful life I've been given. 

No pictures of me in UNC gear, but this is when I graduated from UKY.  Five years in one lab. :)


Amber said...

Baby Elizabeth!!! I just love that face.

I think a congratulations is due. For all your hard work in the lab and outside of it!

It sounds like this is going to be a positive transition for you!

Nichole said...

I am sure that in 5 years, this will seem completely normal too! And our babies will be big! :oP Best wishes!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I loved reading this--you have the best attitude! Good luck with your new changes.

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