Monday, 19 May 2008

Down the pan

I've just received an e-mail about my fateful NERC Fellowship application. No dice apparently. Much as I anticipated after the interview process. Oh well, a career outside of science beckons after all.

Mostly, I don't feel too bad about this. I've largely enjoyed being at NOCS, both scientifically and socially, but I'm fairly sure I'm not cut out for a science career in the long-term. It requires a degree of self-starting and self-belief that's gradually left me over the years. That said, it's going to be something of a major life event switching out of it.

Still, worse things happen to people all the time, so I really shouldn't get too fazed by it. Although that's rather easy to say at the moment when I'm still gainfully employed!

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