I’m heading to MathFest in a few days. I’m giving a talk on some generalizations of the Japanese Theorem (which I hope to blog about at some point), I am a panelist on the AWM panel called Family Matters, and, since I’m on the MAA Committee for Minicourses, I will be monitoring two minicourses. I also hope to catch up with an old friend who I haven’t seen for many years and lives in Portland.
I’m feeling somewhat overwhelmed by all that I have agreed to do. So this graphic titled how to be happy in business – venn diagram from What Consumes Me really caught my attention. It isn’t a perfect fit for an academic since I’m not getting paid for any of this. But maybe if we change “what we can be paid to do” with “what is good for the career,” then it might be a good diagram.
By the way, if any one has any wise words of advice about how parents (especially fathers since I’m the only male on the panel) can balance work and family, post them in the comments below. I need to conjure some wisdom before my panel appearance Thursday at 1:00.