Greetings! Welcome to SFYP. The idea for this blog has been percolating for awhile, and this new collective was a good excuse to finally get it up and running. I envision this as a place to vent about job frustrations, crow about progeny accomplishments, commiserate about feeling like a failure as a parent, and give (and reach out for) advice about work and family. And, as the name suggests, content will be mildly sanitized to protect the innocent--or to disguise the assholes, as the case may be.
A bit about me...still navigating the academic world, gaining a bit more confidence with each passing year. I'm currently in a great relationship with a supportive (and very patient and understanding) partner, but had some dark times a few years ago as I was going through a divorce and suddenly became a single parent--something I had never planned on or thought would be my life. As such, the last several years have been a time of forced growth, mostly for the better.
Today I'm unfortunately out of town and away from wifi, so I will be adding a blogroll and doing some other site maintenance and updates throughout the week and into next--today's appearance is very much still a beta version, so stop back for actual posts and site improvements!