My apartment is cold. Lying in bed to keep warm. Going to work from a coffee shop today. Might order some chips.
The reality of moving back to SoCal is sinking in and it’s making me nervous. I keep getting FOMO about turning down UMN but then I remind myself that I get to work with Jared Sexton, Christine Balance, Laura Kang, and Linda Voh, and David Goldberg, and Fatimah Tobing Roni!!! I did give up, however, Jigna Desai, Kale Fajardo, David Chang, and Erika Lee…
But I’ll be relatively debt free after. And well networked. And loved by my family and friends and community right?!?
young adult authors everywhere
#And she was an old soul who raised herself, also her eyes were deep pools
#And she didn’t wear makeup but it was okay because she had flawless skin anyway
Stood in the cold dark. Peered at the delicious moon. Healed by the night sky.
My gut was pulling me toward the program’s faculty, but the lingering doubts I had about feeling supported by the UC washed away when the universe spoke through money.
Final offer: UCI is giving me 2 fellowship years, 3 teaching years, and summer funding through year 4.
So like, I committed. And I declined my offer to Minnesota. Not going to lie, I already had a mini FOMO panic attack, but I keep telling myself that those would’ve gone both ways. I think this feels right for me right now. I know I will have “fear of missing out” and will wonder how Minnesota might be, but I’m excited about the work the faculty is up to at UCI and love how it is still so cross and trans disciplinary as a young program.
I’m EXCITED to be back in school. I’m EXCITED to work with people I’ve read that have changed the way I think. And come fall 2015, I’m excited to teach.
17% of cardiac surgeons are women, 17% of tenured professors are women. It just goes on and on. And isn’t that strange that that’s also the percentage of women in crowd scenes in movies? What if we’re actually training people to see that ratio as normal so that when you’re an adult, you don’t notice?
…We just heard a fascinating and disturbing study where they looked at the ratio of men and women in groups. And they found that if there’s 17% women, the men in the group think it’s 50-50. And if there’s 33% women, the men perceive that as there being more women in the room than men.
Source: NPR: Hollywood Needs More Women
Seriously, go listen to this.