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).
I've been reading a lot of social psychology, management, and leadership books and they all seem to say that the tasks that are most worth while are the ones that make you want to vomit, poop your pants, or pass out. As a full time introvert, the list of things that illicit such a physiological response is long, but I will start.
Applying to graduate school for the first time can be stressful. Here are the things that I wish other people told me. Here are (5) areas of focus/ guiding principles that I used when I was applying to graduate school, and how I applied these strategies during my own process.
Panel of the LadyGeos is live in about 5 minutes! Tune in now (3 pm CST) to hear Robbie Gries' colloquium talk "Navigating "Me, too" in the Geosciences". The panel, "Pioneering the New Normal: the Women Leading Today's Geosocieties" will begin at 4:15 pm (CST). Come join us!