March 2 Day 724: Gentle Nudges

Sometimes it feels like nagging. Working on a tight deadline but reliant on the input of others. I don’t want my deadline pressures to create stress on anyone else. So what’s a girl to do?

Occasional gentle reminders that become more frequent as the deadline fast approaches.

Imagine my chagrin, when I received a nudge today. How quickly the table does turn. Someone was relying on my input. The original deadline passed last week, and the “drop-dead” deadline (aka the hard submission date) is just days away.

So I stopped what I was doing (sending nudges to the people I needed responses from) and provided my input to the person who nudged me—along with an apology for my delay.

I’m excited to see both projects in print. I just need to finish mine. I have an awesome collaborator that has made so much happen already. We are just waiting for a few more responses.

Published by Jenny Quinn

Mathematician. Mother. Wife. Leader. I am a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington Tacoma. Mother of Anson and Zachary. Wife to Mark. President of the Mathematical Association of America.

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