Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hitting my stride

Finally, I feel like I'm hitting my stride at work. I've learned an enormous amount about sequencing and targeted resequencing. I've got a handle on all the projects, what they need, where the problems are, and how to approach them. I have one manager that needs hand holding and one that doesn't. I've got a great group of 25 technicians who are happy and working hard. I feel like I'm contributing again to science which is really all that I wanted. There's a clarity in my thinking that was missing for the past few years. I don't know if it was part chemobrain or part being away from science but I'm glad the "fog" is lifting.
I also decided to play on the work softball team. I haven't swung a bat in 13 years, and it showed. But I had a blast and it made me remember how much I loved playing softball. Of course, it was 99 degrees and 90 % humidity and I almost heatstroked, but it still felt good. These are all the little parts of "me" that got lost somewhere in the last 10 years. I hope they're back for good.