The First Post
Sometimes I find the biggest challenge to writing is putting words, any words, onto the page. Like a lot of people, I'm sure, I tend to be very critical of what I put out there for people to read. In my academic training it was drilled into me that writing and re-writing and continuous editing in pursuit of perfection is necessary at all times; after all, your ideas are only as meaningful as how they are interpreted by the people that read them.
I never liked that perspective very much. I think that the passion for ideas and perspectives often gets lost in that constant editing. So, my goal with this blog is to break out of some of those habits and speak to anyone that's listening without the filtered, academic lens that I'm used to. That will be a challenge, but I'm excited for it.
To kick off the my blog life, I'm going to start a continuing series of posts around my recent transition from an academic, PhD student role to a consultant working in the "real world". The decision to do so was a tough one, the transition has been an interesting one, and I'm sure there are a lot of people like me (especially I/O PhD students) who just want to know what life is like on the other side of the industry. Hopefully this will help you, and me, answer at least a small piece of that question.