I have two weeks left until I start my new job. It’s a little scary, but also very exciting. It’s just strange how inertia is so insidious. I’ve been at my company for eight years, and it’s very familiar and mostly comfortable–but there’s no doubt in my mind that my new job will be good for me precisely because it is something completely different. Part of me can’t believe I’m doing this, I’m really leaving. I am very grateful that I am leaving the company on good terms, that’s a gift. And I know I can do the job–but I have a ton of learning to do.
That part has been really neat. Radiotherapy is such a huge field and the thing I like about it is that it is science intimately involved with the human being. It reminds me why I chose science as my major in the first place. I have been feeling like the little science I do is so far removed from humanity it has no meaning anymore. And that’s my perception. Stability studies, after all, have their place and they consist of useful information. But this stuff is so neat to learn. It’s great to be excited about science again.
In other news, Nova is 6 months now and we’ve introduce cereals and some vegetables and fruits. Also, Leif has gotten her to sleep through the night. (And there was much rejoicing) She eats up food and just loves it, she was definitely ready. Today we had some marshmallows and I let her squash one. Soo cute to see those little baby hands squash a big puffy marshmallow, she had so much fun. And she was quite mad when I finally had to clean up her sticky marshmallow hands. We had friends over and they all cooed over her, I think she liked it. 🙂 I need to buy a new camcorder before the cuteness dissipates!