Today marks the five year anniversary of starting this blog. Much has happened since then, for me and for you. When I set out to start this blog I meant it to be a resource for people starting tenure track jobs - a place where one perspective was written down so that others could either see what was coming or learn from my mistakes. Hopefully I have achieved that for some of you and hopefully I have entertained some of the rest of you.
My posting rate has dropped off rather dramatically in the last few months for a number of reasons, but mostly because I'm writing so many other things at the moment that this has been less of an outlet for my need to write. Overall, this is a good thing. Our publication and submission rates are way up in the last few months and there's a line up of manuscripts that need attention. We're also juggling a number of projects that are churning out some really exciting results. That's not to say this wasn't happening before now, but we're scaling up and the expansion is keeping me busy. Undoubtedly things well settle in and I'll get restless for writing again.
In the mean time, there's nearly 1000 posts here covering the various shenanigans I've fumbled my way through, but today I would like to ask what has the last 5 years looked like for you? Since 2008, what major hurdles have you cleared? What are the things you look back on and wonder how you made it through? Are you happy with the direction you're taking?