It has been more than 6 months since I started my TT position. For sometime I have been thinking if academics are generally isolated and/or feel alone?
For me I have been feeling this way. For one, I am much younger than other faculty members in the department and there isn't much time (or energy) that I have after my daily grind.
In general I am good with social situations and have very close friends, but none of them are in vicinity and I take a lot of time to make friends. But with the kind of work TT has loaded on my head it seems that I might not have a friend outside ( or inside) work.
It would be interesting to see what other TT people have to say about this.