I hope it seems obvious that I would like to reach as many people as possible on this blog. I'd like to reach the NASA employees responsible for deciding the fate of my application; I'd like to reach young students to show them that we geeks can achieve great things; and I'd like to reach anyone who has even the slightest admiration for the heavens above.
In all this reaching, I'm sure some of my coworkers will stop by this site. It is for them that I write this particular post. It is for them that I wish to be tactful.
I love my current job; I really do. Truthfully, I enjoy working with the peers and superiors that I see every day. I do not go out of my way to find better employment, but when something with the title "Astronaut" comes up, I hope they do not fault me for applying. Precious few opportunities like this come about in our daily lives. I have no intention of missing this one.