To my dearest readers,
So today was my 30th birthday. I cannot think of a more fitting end of this blog--other than the fact that I'm no longer a MidwesternTA.
Should the department administrative assistant ever get done reading my dissertation for "departmental formatting," I can deposit and be done with CornU.
That is something I've been wanting for a while.
I do love CornU, but my life has moved on, including most of my friends and Midwestern Advisor.
In one week I start my new job as an adjunct instructor at not one, but thanks to a somewhat desperate phone call today, two, community colleges.
I also have something like 8 hours a week set aside to being a community literacy volunteer, and start my ESL and adult education training shortly.
All and all being a MidwesternTA was a good run of it. I kind of feel like the Vegas saying applies--what happens in grad school stays in grad school, and shit, a lot of stuff happened.
In a somewhat rare convo with my former BFF today (via IM), she asked if I was flipping out about 30. In truth, I'm not.
I'm happy. I'm in love. I'm a doctor. And I'm ready to give something back.
I'd like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for taking the journey that has been grad school with me. Really. Each and everyone of you contributed in some way to my sanity, if not success (grad school has taught me the two are not necessarily linked).
I hope you'll all take the next step with me as well, but first you'll have to find me:)