But hopefully this will all be worth it Monday morning when I have my official first day as...... drumroll please........ SENIOR SCIENTIST in obesity! With no end date on the contract! And 6 digits in my yearly salary! And a bunch of new colleagues I have only heard good things about! I am still hardly believing it myself. These positions do not come easy and at times I honestly think that scientists applying for tenure track in academia have better odds.
So here I am. Trying not to panic. Hugging my kids a little more than usual. Pretending not to cry in my coffee in the morning. Everything will be OK!