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I had just spent 5 hours working in the lab and was about to hop onto our microscope to wrap up "quickly" and get home when I remembered Austin laughingly reprimanding me that any kind of work, be it research, writing, whatever, should have breaks aplenty- to get some fresh air, clear one's head, and have a good time romping outside. Austin correctly observed that not only does one's day become infinitely better afterwards, but so does one's work. Yet though I heartily agree with this, in putting it into practice I remain pretty abysmal.
So tonight I left the lab and wandered outside through our (3 inches?) of snow to the Ryerson observatory, was surprised that my ID let me into the building, and wound my way up the
Just taking the time to walk outside and look at the white campus was the best part of my week. Thank you, Austin.