Changing mindsets

neurontin cod 20151019_052912This summer has been one of the busiest I can remember. More than 30 days of lab work, two conferences, two back packing trips, and TA’ing. It feels like I have hardly been around at all and I am about to take off again. Everything but my underwear is packed (I can just borrow that from someone else right?). In the last couple of weeks I have been trying to tie off as many loose ends as I can before I leave: organizing data, grading, packing, and taking time to be with my fiancée. It’s hard to image how different our lives will be in Antarctica… right sit at a computer for at least 8 hours a day. It’s been consistently in the 80’s to 90’s for weeks in Santa Barbara and here I am packing insulated super gaiters in case my winter mountaineering boots with 2 pairs of thick wool socks aren’t warm enough. It doesn’t quite feel real. A few days ago, I was telling people how it didn’t seem like I was about to leave for a long field season, because I didn’t feel the stress that normally comes with it, but with less than a day to go before we fly across the Pacific, the stress is coming. I’m excited and a little nervous. I can’t wait until the helicopter drops us off at our first camp. I’m looking forward to the desolation of ice and rock, the simplicity of working in the field, no email, no internet, no office… just walking around the other side of the planet and hammering some rocks. — Robert

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