I have never been in a submarine, but sometimes I have the feeling I have navigated inside deep waters during long weeks.
The feeling persists and it is recurrent. Normally, it come back in March… Because is the month when, almost, everything happens… Deadline after deadline in order to get time at different observatories, new projects to get funding (from the regional government of Madrid, in this particular case), the annual justification of my research budget (with the central government), the preparation of workshops and meetings later on during this year. And, as usual, in my case, the JWST/MIRI.
All these activities are very interesting, very exciting. And very demanding. I almost do not have time for anything else. It is like along journey in a ship, like being immersed under an immense ocean, thinking whether there is enough air or, in my case, enough time to arrive to a save harbour.