My heart feels heavy….

I feel like I have a knot in my throat at the thought of leaving day. I said my goodbyes to two of my supervisors today. They’re both going to the Australian headquarters for a couple of weeks so they won’t be here for my last day.

I just had a bottle of beer and as a result I turn really red. They both began to talk to me about my career plans and goals. Then I received some exciting news, a part time job with them. I would be able to work remotely, from home. The chief marketing officer said that they’d send me a computer I could work on.

Then they went into saying their goodbyes and on how much the office would miss me. This is when the water works started. I looked like a mess. The redness I get from alcohol gets even redder when cry or laugh.

I’m going to miss all of my coworkers so much. It really hurts. I enjoyed the daily routine. Everyone was a character that played a role in making feel comfortable and at home. I’ve grown attached and I’m not ready to say goodbye.

I can not began to express my gratitude towards every individual that I’ve had the privilege of interacting w on a daily basis. I’ve learned and experienced so many new things. I came out of my shell and was completely myself this summer. I was fortunate enough to be surrounded with people that embraced me and encouraged me.

The stories that I have compiled from this summer seem endless. I could talk someone’s ear off.

I just have to remind myself that this is a temporary goodbye. I will be back for good in 6 more months. I fell in love this summer. I now know where I belong. I know where I want to live, build a career, and possibly start getting into the dating scene.

One more week left in the Bay Area…

The one that got away…

I should’ve given you my number when I had the chance -_-. Hopefully we run into each other again at another conference.

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Welp

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Love how all the POC look 1000% done with this shit.

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Comic by Tatsuya Ishida

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"Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know."

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.

Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.

Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).

Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.

Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

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I scrolled hoping for a description and there wasn’t one

none is needed

Next level

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