So after more than a year of life with the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, I’m starting to wonder if this will ever actually end. I’ve been so busy adapting my classes and trying to minimize the damage done by in silico education that I’ve hardly had time to tend to my other duties such as writing up results for publication. All I want to do is get back to the lab.
The hardest part of this ordeal has been trying to maintain some semblance of academic excellence although I have some serious concerns about the validity of the academic work done, particularly at home exams, administered during lock down. One of the key lessons that I’ve learned is that an educator can really only count on their own abilities and cunning to see them through challenges. I am not sure that I can manage another year like this, with the ground constantly shifting beneath my feet.