Many people find this hard to believe, but I decided to become a professor because I wanted to be happy.
I began graduate school filled with determination to change the world, and to attain personal satisfaction. When I became pregnant with twins my second year, changing the world and being happy began to seem unattainable.
If the faculty who did not have children were under pressure and overworked, how would I ever be able to be successful and happy? All around me I heard that academia eats at your soul, breaks you down, and does not let you have a life outside of work. I have since learned that you can be an academic and have a life too.
In this blog, I share advice that will help you balance life and work and attain a happier life on the tenure track.
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