Reaching the end of the year I often make a mental assessment of how my year was; what did I learn, how my acts had an impact on others, what did I achieve, how did I spend my time, what did I really enjoy and what I did not at all. Despite topical, making this… Continue reading Things that made 2018 a worth living year (even if some of it was not that good!)
I am dedicating this entry to all colleagues, friends, and peers experiencing in a daily basis all the sorrows and very few of the joys of being a scientist. For all those, tenured or not, in a precarious emotional state. As I have been meaning to do for weeks, I could write today on how… Continue reading On these days of mental stress in Academia
Some weeks ago I left some notes on how to address the exhausting process to get a tenured position in the National Research Council of Spain as I was getting ready for it. In particular I looked at how to tackle the metrics issue that is often quite depressing to look at. I just came… Continue reading Applying for a tenured position in the Spanish National Research Council II
Para Pedro, Patricia y Sergio Dicen “Quien bien te quiere te hará llorar” y yo no puedo concebir tamaña afirmación, porque si te quieren de verdad no te hacen llorar, si acaso te muestran la dureza del camino de la mano, con compasión y paciencia. Y esos son los que te quieren de verdad. Y… Continue reading Quien te enseña a reír
I hardly find the time to finish all my daily tasks but at the same time I feel it is very therapeutical to write, so I can get my thoughts in place and accomplishing the main goal of this blog: to leave written my ideas, despite may be nobody cares or reads. I have been… Continue reading Applying for a tenured position in the Spanish National Research Council
I wanted this entry to be on how my fieldwork was, as a memoir of activities and, despite is half way through to be finally written, I could not make it simply because right now I am overcommitted. I often find myself saying yes to too many things, despite all the literature around telling you… Continue reading Overcommitted
I was ready for leaving here some posts that I had prepared on the practicals of doing fieldwork in remote areas or my impressions on the research I’m currently doing. But since I’m really using this as a journal of the various things that occupy my life, I rather write on the overwhelming, yet manageable,… Continue reading Parents for fieldwork and controversial emotions in Academia
It is very frequent nowadays to be impelled to leave “our comfort zone”. My friend always says “took me years to get here and it’s really nice, why should I leave now that I’m in such a cosy place?” And it’s true, why on Earth should I move? Apparently you get awesome experiences out of… Continue reading Anything to say?