Tuesday, October 2, 2012
N is for New Job
Many of you may already know that I am a researcher by day. I'm really lucky to have a job that I really enjoy and a subject area that is my passion. I research child maltreatment, violence in adolescence and violence against women. Phew! While that may sound like a hard way to spend each day, I absolutely love it. I love it because there are some amazing people working in this field; people that inspire me. I love it because there are some incredibly hopeful things happening across the globe. I love it because I feel like my small contribution can make a difference. If at the end of my career I can feel like what I've done has made a small difference to ensuring that even just one child or young person has experienced the love and care they deserve, then I know I will have achieved my goals.
So what will I be doing now? Well, I've embarked on the first important step for early career researchers...I've now got a Lectureship post (for those in the States that's equivalent to an Assistant Professor position). Eeeps. So excited!
To celebrate, David and I enjoyed one of the few sunny days in Edinburgh and took a stroll through Prince's Street Gardens and had dinner and champagne at one of our favourite restaurants.
Oh, and I might have treated myself to a new Ness jacket (worn with my me-made Betty blouse and my 1941 trousers):
And of course, the matching purse! :)
Thanks so much for all your well wishes on my Facebook page! It means so much to me! And wish me luck in this new position!