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Many Happy Returns

Cosmic VarianceBy Risa WechslerOct 12, 2006 2:00 AM

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(for me) ... in particular, two, to CV and to CA, specifically my beloved bay area, where I've now been for about a month. Although this blog is now embarrasingly populated with Californians, at least we all still travel enough to keep it interesting.

I found the whole job search and transition utterly distracting, not only from blogging here but also from spending my dreamy hours websurfing. But now that I have a new job, which is quite likely at least twice as demanding as my old job, I'm sure I'll have more time for blogging. =) (Really, so far I haven't figured out how people find the time to do anything once they become professors, and I'm not even teaching yet!) At the very least, I don't think I'll have to search for a job for at least 7 years, which is a very refreshing feeling.

In the case of the other return, to the bay area, so far it's been wonderful. My stint in the midwest made me seriously crave some topography, so I'm living in one of San Francisco's hilliest neighborhoods, just a couple of blocks from this lovely corner (top pic), with this view (bottom pic) from my home office/dining room. When you spend a decade thinking you won't find a job in the city that you want to live in (as many of us in this line of work do, through 5+ years each of grad school and postdocs), it's pretty fantastic when it actually works out. More on life as a new professor soon.

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