So... this is happening...
I do actually have a new job lined up, and turns out it's of the 'dream job' variety, which makes it more exciting than terrifying, but it's also a little frightening because I truly believe this is what I am meant to do with the rest of my working life, so if it doesn't work out well, or like, I hate it, that would really be a problem. BUT I am feel pretty confident that WON'T happen and that I will love it and feel rewarded and all that good stuff people always hope for in a career.
What am I doing? I should mention that, I guess. I am going to be working with the College of Public Health here at the University in a split position, spending part of my time in a faculty position which will involve working with students, potentially on their writing, potentially teaching a class (EEK! but I am getting excited about it!) and then spending the rest of my time in public health research, focusing on women's/children's health.
It's an amazing opportunity, and I can honestly say I feel beyond blessed that this program that I was a student in for the last few years has bent over backwards to make this happen. It is without question, everything I hoped for and more.
I begin in the research position July 13th with the official faculty appointment beginning September 1st. It's going to be different and it's going to be hard work, and I really really think it is going to be AMAZING!