I heard from a friend that a reputable researcher was gravely ill. We came to the same conclusion, “So what is the point of striving?” 🙂 We can say his research will live on and impact the lives of those who follow in his footsteps. Watching a loved one vanish through Alzheimer’s over time taught me how important it is to keep a work-life balance and to see life as a series of cherished experiences. Whatever I spend a lot of time on must be something that matters. As my diss chair says, why do a dissertation just because you have to do something for the three letters? Do what you love and love what you do (for the most part) or move on. Hugs to my friends reading this! Be well.