In need of a break
Well that’s the post. Okay fine I’ll elaborate. It’s been a busy couple of weeks, if I’m honest it’s been a busy couple of months! Between all the writing, data collection, surgery, data analysis, code writing, etc, I haven’t had a chance to breathe! Maybe that’s why I feel dead, I haven’t had a moment to collect my thoughts.
My normal work routine has been all jacked up. That’s because October is grant season, November-December is fellowship season, and in between all that I’ve had surgery and experiments to run on top of my own experiments! It has not been a good time. Yes, I’m repeating myself, I’m allowed.
The point is simple; no matter how well you function most of the time, you can’t function well all of the time. I hit a wall a while back and was in need of a break, but deadlines and what not made that impossible. Today was day one, of two, of my presentations on the work we did. Unfortunately there wasn’t a whole lot of analysis I could run in the time I had to run it. Soooooo we had basically nothing. I mean not nothing, but definitely not a whole lot to show for the work we did.
Maybe I’m just slow at doing the work, I don’t know anymore. I just need to step away from everything for a minute to take a second and collect myself. Thankfully after tomorrow I will be able to do that, briefly. With the holiday break coming up I hope to take more time, but we’re in the middle of about 50 different tasks right now so the problem comes down to figuring out when I can step away in all that chaos.
Unfortunately tomorrow will probably be the busiest day I’ve had in awhile. We’re interviewing a potential postdoc for a position in my Co-PI’s lab and I’m supposed to be there for it, we have an experiment tomorrow, and I have my aforementioned meeting. All of which is (seriously) running concurrently so I am going to be bouncing around trying to do it all. I just need to make it one more day…
Anyway that’s basically where I’m at for the moment. I’m still trying to figure out what to do with the data we’ve collected. I’m still trying to figure out what it all means, and most importantly I’m still trying to figure out what’s left to be done. Yeah, like I said, I need a break.