On knowing when to be finished…

My darlings, I have had a fantastic run in this space. You all have given me an amazing, laugh-filled five years. I am thankful to you all. Still, I know that the road is winding for me and the destination uncertain. I think it’s important for me to focus on the journey.

Y con eso les digo “adiós, mis queridos.”


74 responses to “On knowing when to be finished…

  1. This makes me so sad. The end of an era! But I understand. I hope we’ll still get to see your hilariousity on Twitter!!?!?!

  2. Bon Voyage Dr. Isis and Thank you. Your influence on this young lass is greater than you may know. I hope that you don’t quit the twittersphere too.

  3. Enjoy the journey. You will be missed!

  4. Thank you for all your great writing.

  5. Good luck on your journey. Heres wishing happy outcomes.

  6. inbabyattachmode

    Thanks for all your inspiring posts!! Sad to see you stop blogging but I totally understand your decision. Bon voyage!

  7. Stay hilarious and enjoy the journey!

  8. Hate to see you go, but thankful for all you’ve contributed. Enjoy the next phase!

  9. Happy trails! Thanks for all the hilarity and fitness inspiration!

  10. Thank you for everything you’ve written! New adventures require new shoes to match, so enjoy the shoe-shopping and of course the adventures themselves!

  11. Change is good. (?) As the first and only blogger that I have ever followed, I am sad, but I know that you will still be out there in the world being hilarious and kind and taking no shit, so for that knowledge alone, thanks!

  12. NO! Well, for selfish reasons I’m sad. But I hope fervently that you find what you’re looking for.

  13. DrLizzyMoore

    Many thanks for your words in this space. They have inspired and uplifted. Hopefully, you will still be on the twitterz.

    You need a send off song like this….http://youtu.be/bpOR_HuHRNs

  14. Pretty drastic just to avoid losing the #plank challenge, but good luck going forward. New beginnings require new shoes.

  15. I have been following your blog for the past 2 years and never commented. I just wanted to say Thank You. As a young woman and some one completing a Ph.D., you have influenced me in so many ways. Good luck on the rest of your journey.

  16. So long, and thank you for all the fish! From a scientist/mom who never wears heels beyond one inch for any reason ever, but who enjoyed your shoes posts as much as your humor..

  17. Thank you for the laughs and inspiration. Wishing you all the best.

  18. I will miss you Dr. Isis. Thank you for sharing your story. Best of luck.

  19. I will miss you too, and I’m sad that I now have one less blog on my list of resources to recommend to young women in my field. Thanks for all the words of wisdom and hilarity.

  20. Damnit!

    Your writings have been invaluable to me through my postdoc years and I wish you the best of luck. Reading your blog has helped me in many ways and I’ll always be grateful.

  21. Gracias por la inspiracion prof. Mucho exito en sus proximas aventuras!

  22. Thank you for your wonderful blog writings & best of luck in your next adventures.

  23. Thank you for teaching, inspiring, and entertaining.
    I wish you success and happiness where ever the winding road takes you.

  24. Not even sure what to say except that I will miss your intelligence, wit and fantastic posts about your love of shoes. Bonne chance avec tout!

  25. WOW – I’ve really appreciated your blog. And that you will take fruitcake off my hands. Best wishes for you in the future, and I also hope to see you around on twitter.

  26. Thank you for your amazing blog and for being an inspiration! Best of luck to you.

  27. Thank you from another young woman working on her PhD. You’ve been a source of inspiration and hilarity. Bonne chance with your next adventure! (Does this mean I’ll finally have to learn this “Twitter” that I keep hearing about?)

  28. Thanks for adding some sparkle to the world of women in academia:
    and may many good things come your way.

  29. Thanks for your wisdom, honesty and humor. And shoes. As a mid-career female scientist in academic biomedicine, I’ve faithfully followed your blog for the last 4 years. You’ve really been an inspiration to myself and many of my trainees (female and male!). Best wishes

  30. You’re wonderful, Dr Isis. You’ve inspired me to enjoy serious academic work, and children and frivolity and shoes. But I *know* just how much it takes. I have three wonderful daughters, and a job, and realistically, no matter how much I want to write, my blog comes, well, not so much last, as later than other things.

    I’ll be leaving you on my feed reader, in the hope that every now and then, you might put the occasional thing up, when the mood and the inspiration and the time all happily coincide.

  31. Long time reader, largely non-commenter here. Thanks for a great run, and best to you and yours.

  32. I will miss you. You are a warm, compassionate and energetic person. You are unusually talented and intelligent, you are engagingly stylish and artistic, and you are funnier than I’ll ever be. Plus, I know you will succeed at whatever you do in the future, so I am sad that I won’t know what it is. I wish you all the best.

  33. venividirisi

    Well, Hell…………….

  34. I’ll miss you. I’ve enjoyed reading your posts & I’ve learned from you. I hope the decision will help you to spend your energy on what’s most important: family, health, and maybe even career.

  35. It was a great run! Sad to see your blog end, but I understand the need to move forward. Hope I can still catch a glimpse on Twitter?!?! I have to admit I’m quite sad….

  36. Enjoy your time elsewhere! Hope you’ll return when the little ones grow up.

  37. I’ll really miss you, but best in all things in the future.

  38. Julie Stahlhut

    Best wishes, Dr. Isis!

  39. ScientistMother

    Its hard to keep writing with so much going on. Best of luck my friend

  40. Another long time reader, no time commenter here. I’ll miss reading this blog a lot, thank you for everything you have written and best of luck on your journey forwards.

  41. Thank you so much for your perspective while I was finishing my PhD, growing my own endoparasite, and moving into a postdoc and onto the TT. Best of luck as you continue your hot science and domestic divinity!

  42. Thanks very much – I very much enjoyed and appreciated reading your blog. Best wishes on your journey.

  43. Another long time reader here. I’ve loved following your blog as I slowly make my way through grad school (still there for now). Best wishes for your journey onwards!

  44. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been following you for over two years now. You don’t know it, but you’ve seen me through some tough times.
    All the best to you and THANK YOU!

  45. Good luck, Bon Voyage – don’t forget to stop and cuddle your kids, and your hubby, and occasionally smell the roses. I send waves of love from Downunder, up in the air and across the oceans, I hope you receive them.


  46. Well poop….
    You were my gateway to the blogosphere. I followed the trail that you led to other bloggers who made me laugh and made me think. Thank you.

  47. Isis the Scientist

    As a quick addendum, I plan to stay around the Twitterz. Feel free to follow me there.

  48. Thank you so much for your wisdom, the laughs, and the encouragement. Best wishes for your new endeavors!

  49. BikingInHeels

    I’m coming out of a long commenting silence to say thank you. I discovered your blog mid PhD and have long valued your advice, humor, and candor. So long and thanks for all the shoes.

  50. Potnia Theron

    I will miss you blogmom.

  51. Best of luck on your new adventures!

  52. theshortearedowl

    Luck to you.

  53. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog over the years. To embrace the new we must often leave behind the old. Good luck to you and the entire Isis family.

  54. Good luck, I will miss you. You were the first scientist blogger I really got into and I have been following you for years and think of you as a sort of virtual role model!

  55. I just found your blog a few weeks ago, but already I am sad to see you go! As a woman PhD student with no women faculty in my department to look up to, I find your blog to truly be an inspiration. So thank you and best of luck in your future endeavors!

  56. All the best! This is the first time I’m commenting, but I am a regular reader and I will miss you a lot.

  57. I’ve never commented, but I’ve been reading for years, and I’ll miss you.

  58. Dr. Isis, you have been an inspiration to me. I will miss your wit and your wisdom on the internets. Farewell, and enjoy life’s journey, wherever it takes you!

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  60. Isis, look how many people loved you in this space. I hope that’s a good feeling as you go forward.

  61. Hasta luego amiga, buena suerte!

  62. I will miss you as well – long time reader, non-commenter. It was great to know there were others out there.

  63. Best wishes going forward, Dr I!

  64. thanks for all the fish

  65. I have several Naughty Monkeys in my closet because of you. Best Wishes!

  66. Thank you and best wishes! I’ll be following you on the Twitterverse:)

  67. Sad to see you go, you’ve made me laugh and made me think over the past few years and I’ll miss your posts – particularly those about women in science. Good luck in all your future endeavours.

  68. I’m another long-time reader who has never commented. Your writing is both entertaining and inspiring, and I’m quite sad to see you go. Thanks for sharing with us for so long!

  69. mike shupp

    Well shucks. I’m going to miss you. And your shoes.

    Have a good voyage, wherever you sail.

  70. So long, and thanks for all the shoes! Also for being such an inspiring and funny scientist-goddess-mother, and for sharing this blog with us.

  71. You will be very very missed!

  72. thanks for the insights and the stories!

  73. Thank you Isis

  74. Awwwww. Congrats on a great run. so glad I got to be a contemporary of the Great Dr. Isis.

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