Between the extreme weather in NYC these past few days and my forced SSRI withdrawal, I am suffering a bit of a crisis today, so I am trying to prove to myself that I am not alone in my misery by poking through those blogs that link to mine. As a result, I discovered this gem; R.E.S.E.A.R.C.H.E.R.S. This is a new blog written by two postdocs from the opposite sides of the pond, so you, dear readers, will have the rare opportunity to start reading a blog from the very beginning. Here’s what Dr. A writes;
Dr J and I used to work on the same floor in the institute where I did my Ph.D. and where J came for a postdoctoral position from across the pond. The last year for me, and the first for him were very busy times but we helped each other through by providing counseling over a pint or 5, a bottle of shiraz, chocolate and sushi. These sessions were instrumental in getting me through the hardest year of my life and now that I have moved for my own postdoctoral work, and we are unable to chat, bitch, wine, or cry in person – why not start a blog!
What a wonderful premise for starting a blog! I admit that I am a little bit jealous that they have each other for support (I wish I had some emotional and professional support when I was finishing grad school and during my postdoc!), but nonetheless, I love this sort of collaborative effort and want to support Dr. J and Dr. A in their endeavor. So please go to their blog and leave a cheery hello for them.