It's that time of year when Federal employees are evaluated for their performance. A performance year runs from October 1 through the following September 30. Last week I assembled all of my accomplishments and attempted accomplishments into one 3-page bullet-ed list. At the risk of being egotistical, I am going to share a portion of this list with you.
I spent a lot of time debating whether or not to write this post. You see, I want to share my excitement over what I was able to accomplish this year IN SPITE OF cancer. I want to write this post and tell cancer to shove it. I want to show the world that I am still a productive human being even though I went through this brain-killing experience. I want to inspire future patients. However, I don't want to be too prideful. I want to stay on the good side of the line between self-confidence and egotism.
But at the end of the day, I'm pretty dang pleased with myself, so let's just give me this one post to gloat a little bit, please? Thus far in 2011, my collaborators and I have 5 publications that are either published (1), accepted (2), or submitted (2). I just submitted one of the papers today. Wow did that feel good.
Huzzah and boo-ya and virtual high-fives to everyone! YES you may buy me a drink.
Cancer can suck it.