Friday, January 5, 2018

2018 - I am coming

How time flies! We are at 2018! Happy new year, everyone!

Look back of last year, I feel I am really lucky to have so much different experiences, the selected highlights are:

  • I had a faculty job interview at one university, even though I didn't get the job, I learned so much from the experience. This will be really useful for the future. 
  • I took a course at Berkeley to learn entrepreneurship. It is an eye opener course that have many different things than that in doing research. I also found a lot of the things I learned from this course could be applied back to research as well. 
  • My son was born before the summer starts, now I have a daughter and son! Task completed!
  • I attended the NSF I-Corps program, very intensive and so unique that I will never forget the moments during the 7 weeks! Since I talked to about ~140 people within a very short time, a byproduct is that I will not be shy anymore to talk with anyone in the world ^_^
  • I visited Harvard, MIT, and BU, and tasted the different flavors of the 3 great universities! I really love the city - Boston! 
  • I bought a full size 88 weighted key piano, and started to learn! So much fun with it!
  • Last, but not the least, my first AGU outside of SF! And my first time to serve as a session chair, so proud!
2018, a big year ahead of me. I don't know what will happen, but I know, if I continue to work hard, and luck will come! Enjoy work, enjoy life! 2018, I am coming!