Posted by Lindenblüte on October 27, 2006, at 9:50:31
In reply to Re: I got a little soapboxy. I'm sorry, posted by Klavot on October 27, 2006, at 9:17:41
I have to agree strongly with you. Phillipa puts herself down too much. From her consistently supportive presence on babble, I have gained a lot. Phillipa is very kind and caring. I'm sure that as a nurse, she has a LOT of technical and procedural knowledge that the rest of us would be awed by (except that Phillipa rarely writes things about herself like that!).
Phillipa- smartness is not something that they "teach" you. There are tons of incredibly intelligent persons who end up leaving the educational system before they get a professional or doctoral degree. Sometimes I look at my colleagues and am amazed at how little "common sense" they have. Seriously- I know a PhD who can't cook a box of macaroni and cheese without certain disaster!
Personally, I often wonder (worry?) if the only reason I'm here is because I was too scared to go out and try and get a real job. I'm terrified, actually of being on the job market for the first time- as green as a high school freshman scooping ice cream for her summer job- only I'll be a Dr. Li and they'll give me responsibilities and expect impressive things. StReSs!!!
oh well. back to the grind.