My first bad bit of news for the new year. I didn't win the election for Division Chair in one of my societies. Of course, that is not necessarily a bad thing, given the increased work load I would have experienced, but it does hinder a bit my ability to establish impact in my field. Getting elected would have shown that a majority (of those who vote at any rate) of my peers appreciate my efforts, enough to place me into positions of thankless and never-ending work.
I'll have to panhandle for some other position now I suppose. Anyone looking for an Associate Editor? Yeah, I'm a glutton for punishment.