My Timing Stinks
I've been so psyched about presenting a poster at the Physiotherapy UK conference in Liverpool in October. The poster proof came back today and it looks really great! This would be my first conference here and the very first time I would present, exciting stuff! Except for one thing -- I start my new job in New York on October 1. I won't be able to attend.
My colleague and second author on the abstract will be going in my stead. She's brilliant and I have full confidence will do a smashing job of defending the study we've written up. My work will be there, I'll still be first author, I have something significant to add to my CV, but I really wanted to be there. I suppose the mature adult thing would be feeling grateful to have such a great colleague who I can depend on, grateful that I have a fantastic new post starting up. However I'm a bit of a spoiled brat at the moment and feel like whining about it.
This too shall pass and hopefully more opportunities will be in the offing before long. All in all, I really am grateful.