Each winning moment defined should really be a goal unto itself. SO maybe I need to make this more of a mantra than a goal. I’ll call it done – insofar as it is now officially internalized as a value. 5 years ago
My mom has a way of bursting my bubble.
She’s happy, she says, that I’m excited about my research ideas, but also, don’t forget, you’re new to the field, and other people know better and probably have already covered this ground, so don’t get a big head and think you know more than they do. She says that the thoughts I’m having now people were supposed to have had as undergrads but oh well better late than never and I’ll catch up.
So: winning moment #3 – Write something that gets published. Show her something legitimate. So she can stop trying to make sure I don’t have an over-sized sense of my own potential. Because, my head should be bigger, really! I should be allowed to have a nice big fat head. 5 years ago
Be a proactive sprint leader at the conference in Italy. Make the most of my trip there. Really take the first serious individual initiative on creating an identity for myself as a woman with a career and some expertise in my field. 5 years ago