Well 2019 was okay? I did feel overwhelmed with work load at times but this was just because I was in the state of having too many different things to do at times it was difficult to work out which one to do first! While I haven't been as productive as I think I should have been I have been productive. I've also been able to recover still from 2016/7 that were too busy and stressful. I know I just need to try to not overwork or expect too much of myself again. And I definitely need to be more active, I do a lot of walking everyday but need to do more fun exercise.
In terms of family life that was really the priority this year and another reason I was most stressed at times is a I put being a parent first while also trying to do all my work. This led to working 7 days a week, catching up at the weekends with everything I didn't get done during the week.
But on the other hand the big thing that happened this year is that I applied for promotion to an Associate Professor, which I was successful in! So this just means I need to keep going as I'm doing something right.
Anyway her is my highlights of the year! And I've probably forgotten something!
Anyway things I’ve done in research. First I’ve been on 6 (+1) refereed (submitted) articles this year:
- I'm quite proud of all these papers but Petra Tang's letter on the GW transient event rate deserves a special mention as it's her first paper and the result of her masters thesis work.
Things I’ve done in Service & Leadership