Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: US Northeast
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This pregnancy has come at an extremely busy and stressful time in my career. It's warmly welcomed and was very much planned, but we had also been trying for 20 months at this point and it's startling that it happened just as everything else became even more complicated.
I work two part-time jobs, one as an adjunct professor and another as a statistican (sort of). That's not the tricky part. The demanding element is that I'm completing my PhD this semester and my applications for faculty positions and postdocs for 2010-2011 are all due within the next several months. I'm drowning in these applications and already had a lot of pressure to get more articles under review in the hopes of being able to get a position at all for next year. I'm also going to Honduras next month for a week (again, for my career).
How do you balance? I was already feeling in over my head before I knew that I'd be perpetually tired and nauseated during application season and defense preparation.