Hypoglycemiagirl, Sciencewoman and Janus Professor are all thinking in tens. And I am nothing if not a follower.
In 10 minutes: I will be sitting down to cuddle my amazing husband. Possibly with a bowl of frozen yogurt and sliced strawberries.
In 10 hours: I will be running 7 miles. Uphill. Both ways.
In 10 days: I will be making my first* poster for an academic conference.
In 10 weeks: I will be done with my half marathon, and perhaps prepping for a full(?).
In 10 months: I will know whether or not Husband has landed a faculty position, and where.
In 10 years: I will be settled into an "alternative" science career (whatever it may be), living in a real house, with my tenured husband and 2.5 kids... oh, and running whenever I can.
*Why I am presenting at an academic conference for the first time as a second year postdoc? My graduate advisor would only attend one conference a year and never sent his students or postdocs to conferences (though I hear he is starting to change this). My first conference season as a postdoc was spent on maternity leave. So there you go.
How one prepares oneself
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