I have returned from summer break to begin teaching a new course this fall. My break included a hiatus in blog posts; now that classes have started up, I’m back to writing them. Other lessons from my first true “summer break:”
- Yep, I still love research. Summer was a refreshing change of pace, where I was able to chip away at existing research projects and establish new collaborations here in Portland.
- Pacific Northwest summer weather is great. No humidity + few bugs. I didn’t think that was possible.
- Feelings of preparedness are relative. Despite having a year under my belt, there are enough new tasks and responsibilities that I still feel like a newbie.
Happy back-to-school for those who live by the academic calendar, and welcome to the Reed Class of 2020.