I have two people I'm collaborating on NSF postdoc proposals with, and one (or maybe two if I can get my act together) pre proposals I'm submitting, plus three classes starting up, all in the next 2 weeks.
I'm excited about all of them! But I'd like to tell my past self, that really, next year, I need to get on the ball a bit earlier. That would make everything easier to handle with a little more grace.
One of the classes is brand new - a graduate seminar on Women in Science. My husband accused me of navel gazing, but really, while being a scientist, I've kept my nose to the grindstone a lot, and just tried to ignore annoyances, and feel I have so much to learn to be able to be a better mentor to my students, male and female, to be a better colleague, especially to new assistant professors, to be a better teacher, and to be better at various duties that come under administration, including involvement in searches for new faculty. I'm really excited, and fairly nervous, about the seminar. A draft of the syllabus is up here. I welcome feedback!