Now, today, March 1st, the weather is beautiful in DC (yesterday, it poured on Leap Day, so I think this was our reward for getting through that). So beautiful that I actually have been working outside for most of the day.
I feel incredibly fortunate. Among many other reasons, I really do think I was meant to work in the academic profession. The flexibility of this job is tremendous. I started grading this morning at 7AM - I didn't need to punch a clock or report to anyone.
|Shannon Rowbury doing a nice job demonstrating what I did today|
Tonight, I did work later than 5, but I did it out of my home today. And obviously there are drawbacks to this too. Your work does come home with you, you never really feel "done," but there are many many advantages to this system too.
|Sun, iced tea, and a good book - who could ask for anything more?|
There are some parts of grad school that are lonely and dreary - I will admit that. But today, I definitely felt the perks - the independence, the good reading (which all reading is good reading, right?), and the flexible schedule.
And by the by: 158.5 miles for February and 174 for January. I hit a new swim PR on leap day: 40:25 for my 2000 yard swim. Now if I can get my 10k run to match that time, I'll be all set!