Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Strike that....Reverse it

Aside from being my favorite line from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this is my motto for today. For a few reasons...

First, I have failed miserably on my goals and hence will be considering them null and void...for today. Nothing better than a pint of Guinness and Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel... Still planning on lots of studying and lots of running, especially with tomorrow's 80 degree weather! Just took a bit of a hiatus on the booze and tv front. I guess not all hiati (Hiatuses? I still don't get it) are bad....

Second, I think I am starting to formulate a more serious plan for the future. Lately I've been a little concerned. Ever since my time at CSU I've wanted to teach so badly. I really loved my time teaching physiology up there. Teaching can be super frustrating in its own right. There's something maddening about trying to impart this information that makes you so excited to a bunch of students who really couldn't care less so long as you give them their C so they can be done with it. But for the people who give a shit, fabulous. I think the following picture is sufficiently blurry to give an idea of how many people I used to teach at once without giving any undue identity info. The lecture hall holds 300:



I have also been worried because I always have a pang of regret when I leave Golden and Mines behind. It's my alma mater and I love it. I have some desire to be a part of the teaching staff there, but as a predominantly engineering school, I couldn't figure out how to be involved.

Then the bioengineering and life sciences department came to be. What fledgling pre-med program wouldn't want an MD on the staff (of which they have none). So the perfect opportunity might lie in my grasp; working as an anesthesiologist and working on the faculty of Mines for the BELS deparment. I hope someday I can pull it off because I can't imagine a better compromise. I could live in my favorite place, and work for my favorite place, without giving up my current career path and passion. Perfect.

Perfect and 8 years away, but hey, a girl's gotta dream!

5 comments:

medicine girl said...

(re: dreaming the dream)

8 years is going to fly by regardless of how you spend it, so you might as well be doing what you want to do once 2016 rolls around! :-)

Chardsy said...

I have considered going back to school and changing my career all together.

I say go for it with the 8 years! What do you have to lose?

The Maiden Metallurgist said...

I can't believe you've been blogging up a storm here for ages, and I've been checking your other site in vain !

The Maiden Metallurgist said...

Oh! And I think your 8 year plan sounds wonderful... I'm a bit envious.

L.G. said...

You guys are great. I know the eight years will fly by and it freaks me out more than a little!