Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Paper Accepted!

The upside: The paper to the national conference at swanky, elite school in the UK was accepted! I have never been to the city or seen the school, and I'm very excited. I feel wanted and affirmed.

The downside: My trip to the conference might impact winter break plans in a bummery way.

Another upside: I think I might get some funding to help with costs!

Another downside: Between attending the conference and visiting my PhD supervisor at my PhD institution, I will be away for two weeks. This will be hard on hubby, the kids, and (most of all?) me. I've never been gone that long before.

One more downside: I need to write the paper, and I'm nervous as a caterpillar in a chickencoop about presenting to these people!

A big upside: My mom is going to come with me for the first half of the trip! She'll travel with me to conference city and then we'll celebrate her b-day in London! Yay!

My husband has been quite supportive of this whole plan, which is especially amazing considering the potential impact on the family and the holidays. Impressive, no?

All around, it's good news.

11 comments:

C. Troubadour said...

Congratulations!!! That is awesome news. Bummery scheduling issues aside, the trip sounds like it's going to be very cool.

Amstr said...

Yay! I know it and you will be fantastic.

J. Harker said...

Horray! Huzzah and kudos!

Ink said...

Congrats! And the rollercoastery upside/downside is such a good example of academic life in general...

Anonymous said...

*HERKY* for you!

and shit, I'll give a *HERKY* to your hubby for being supportive.

When you finish your paper, I have a Strawberry Shortcake sniffy sticker for you.
jc

Fie upon this quiet life! said...

Congrats! Sounds like it's going to have more upside than down. It'll be great!

Studentmum said...

Brilliant - well done!

English Adjunct said...

This is super great news! Congrats! London is one of my favorite cities. You're going to have a blast and rock the conference.

heu mihi said...

Congratulations! Hurrah!

Good Enough Woman said...

Thanks, everybody! And my husband felt honored to receive his first herky of honor. And EA, I like London, too! And I'm excited about fancy pants academic city, too. But I don't know anything about that area. I'll be going back to Wales, too, which is great.

T30SB said...

I wanna know where jc is getting the sniffy stickers from.