As of today, I have been in my tenure-track position for ONE FULL YEAR!!!
My, how time flies when you are having fun 🙂 This first year has been exciting, exhausting, terrifying, frustrating, exhilarating, and just all-around AWESOME! So far, the lab seems to be clicking and even picking up steam. I have pulled in some research funding, got some peeps in the lab, submitted one manuscript (it has pd advisor on it, but I'm senior so that counts!). I've also had my share of freak-outs, late nights, and bad days. Wouldn't trade it for the world!
Next year will be even more intense, I suspect. I plan to submit my first (and maybe second?) R01, and will start picking up some teaching. In addition to the other grants, managing students, etc, etc.
Thanks to everyone that has been through this first year with me. Walking into an empty lab can be kinda overwhelming and you all have been a great source of support and camraderie. I hope that you all stick around to see how the next year goes. I'm sure that it will be entertaining 🙂
Have a great weekend! Happy Canada Day to my Northern friends, and Happy 4th of July to you other USians.