To reflect on the last five years, I wanted to think about where I was in December 2005:
- I was about to start my non-teaching semester (still don't know when I'll be getting another one of those!)
- D was six (now's she's 11!)
- I was still almost two years away from going up for tenure (now I'm in my third year as a tenured associate professor!)
- I was getting up early to work in the mornings (now I get up as late as I can!)
Professionally, I feel that I've grown and increased in confidence about my teaching and research, but still feel that I have no voice in my department. It's a source of frustration, but I'm not sure what to do about it (or if I even care right now). Personally, I get plenty of sleep these days- between tenure and having an older child, the only thing keeping me from sleeping is a rare night of insomnia.
It's the last week of the semester and super cold here in Small College Town, but I can't complain. On this 5th blog-o-versary, I am thankful for where this blog has taken me and the memories contained here.