Yesterday, I finally informed my supervisor of my decision to return to full-time teaching. Yep, I’m going back to Wayland. It took me only 6 months to realize that, although interesting, bioinformatics research is not my forte. In fact, the stressful life of "publish or perish" with the added encumbrance of endless grant proposal writing is of absolutely no interest to me.
There was an immediate change in my composure. After giving notice, a colleague and friend of mine watched me laugh at something mildly amusing and commented, "I’ve never seen you laugh like that."
I really am happy about my decision. Just look at the expression on my face when I was driving home today.