Well the spring 2021 semester is over, and - what is this feeling? We’re a little (a lot) overwhelmed. Jess and Sara describe their experiences, and theorize a bit about why it might be particularly bad right now. Is the pandemic over here in the US? What does that mean for our jobs? That feeling of one day more can sometimes be too much. We end by suggesting, maybe, we all need a break, and to give ourselves, and our colleagues, some grace.
Ed Yong’s article about the “end” of the pandemic in the US: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/05/pandemic-trauma-summer/618934/
The Seven Year Postdoc: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-awesomest-7-year-postdoc-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-tenure-track-faculty-life/
A few articles about burnout:
Does anybody have a map - does anybody maybe happen to know how the hell to do this? I don’t know if you can tell but this is me just pretending to know.
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