This feels like a transition period in many ways. Last year, my first year as a professor, was so full of 'things' that I didn't have chance to really think over what sort of professor I am going to be: what value can I truly bring? This summer and into next year provides a little more space to attend to this important question and set up some ambitious plans for the future. I have also been reading Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber's The Slow Professor which is encouraging me to resist speed for the sake of it. It is a very interesting book if you haven't investigated it.