Monday, May 05, 2008

Hooray for funding!

I just found out that I have a real live source of funding for next year! I actually won a competitive fellowship! Woot! It's even enough that I might not have to teach at all next year - just take classes and research. What a novel idea!

Now, the question is, do I want to keep my name in the hat for teaching anyway? I do love teaching and this fellowship allows for some teaching, but these past two years, teaching has been a huge drain on my research time.

If I don't teach, it would be the first time in - jeeze, about 4 years that I haven't taught. Will I remember how life works without it?

Also, on a completely related note, does going to Taco Bell count as celebrating Cinco de Mayo?

8 comments:

BrightStar said...

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO JUST SAY NO.

You're clearly going to have enough teaching experience. You should invest all of the time you would have spent on teaching to making progress on your research. Immerse yourself in it. It's a luxury to take time off of teaching! And this is coming from someone who likes teaching, likes her students, does some of her scholarly work on her teaching, etc.

BrightStar said...

oh, and? CONGRATULATIONS!

Ianqui said...

Congrats!

I'm with b*. You can afford to take the time for yourself. No one will question your teaching credibility.

Overread said...

Aw, you guys are sweet :)

Consider your advice taken!

liz said...

I'm doing the happy dance for you!!!

zerodoll said...

congrats!! and yeah, it seems like you will have enough time for teaching in your life...

zerodoll said...

oh, and the taco hell only counts if you took it home and had a margarita with it!

Overread said...

Alas, no margarita for me! :( Next time!