Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sometimes it's better not knowing....

OK, here's the deal.

I'm currently working on getting a tenure track science faculty position (read: academic research) and I probably spend more time online than I should looking up information on what credentials I should have, the process of applying, and what to expect once I get there.

While all this information has been helpful and made me much more empowered during my job search, it's that last category that is beginning to bug me. I keep seeing all this negative crap about becoming a professor and I'm not sure I like it.

Why? Because no job is perfect, and as I see it, you can either spend your time obsessing about the stuff you don't like, or you can revel in the stuff you enjoy. I choose the latter. Because to this day I can't believe I get payed to do this stuff.

That's not to say I'll stop informing myself (after all, I do believe that success favors the prepared mind). Instead, I'll just not dwell on it.


  1. We bitch a lot, but the job is really awesome.

  2. That's the way I feel, but then again I might be biased.... :)