'Twas the week before GSA and all through the halls, the geos panicking and sighing out loud. "My poster's not done!" "The talk is which day?!" "Oh crap, I said I'd do that, but there's time-wise no way!" If you're not a conference-attending-type person, think of GSA as sort of a big geology jamboree. It's … Continue reading GSA Ramp Up
It's been a hectic couple months for everyone, and--as I'm sure you know--it's really easy to fall out of the habit of writing. Sorry, friends. But! A new semester has started, three of the LadyGeos are back in the same state (well, I guess technically @mackenziecremeans isn't in Kansas, but close enough), @sarahlcmorton and I … Continue reading Aaaaand We’re Back!
Over Labor Day weekend I had the great pleasure of having delicious waffles with our own @geoarchandlush and @mackenziecremeans. A long overdue reunion and celebration for Mack returning to the area. Between bites, our conversation varied from one thing to another from tornadoes, hurricanes, life in and out of graduate school, professional relationships, recent experiences … Continue reading Brunch of the Lady Geos
I was asked the Keynote speaker at the Black families appreciation event that happened last week. My gut reaction was to say no, but after much reading about mindfulness and being present I questioned my knee jerk reaction. I gave the speech and I spoke about Shonda Rhimes (one of my favs). Here is (roughly) what I said:
Photo by Ekrulila on Pexels.com If someone had told me a year ago, that the first professional librarian job I would have is at Brown University as the physical sciences librarian, I would have laughed. Hell, if someone had told me even 10 years ago when I was finishing high school (my 10 year anniversary … Continue reading Landing the “Dream Job”
BotLG has a guest poster this week! Be sure to check back this week for posts by Lydia, geology colleague and friend of the blog by way @nmitche2! In the mean time, you can read Lydia's intro below. Hi all! I am a current librarian and former geologist. I currently work at Brown University, I … Continue reading Meet Lydia, BotLG Guest Author!
In a predominantly (almost all) white-male dominated academic setting in a red state I most certainly was under pressure to prove myself over and over again and again. If all other things in my life remained consistent, could it have been the pressure that raised my blood pressure? (This is all a speculation, but I can't help but wonder about the physical toll of stress).