Monday, February 3, 2014
Maybelle is still around
I've been here: reading, but not commenting. I wanted to write a post about my life, but it was job season, and an abysmal one at that.
The academic job market wasn't even sniffing at my applications. Sure, I could hold out until the visiting positions start posting in March, or I could start looking at adjuncting again, but after my experience with Misleading U, well, I won't do it again.
With my COBRA coverage running out and a certain website being a complete disaster, I took stock in my life.
I have many tales to tell about the whole process (ordeal?). The good news is I celebrated the New Year with a new job. With benefits.
I miss teaching. I really do. But, I also had a health issue that needed to be addressed. I'm able to see a physician regularly (and afford the co-pays). Trying to feel well again has become my top priority.
I miss researching. I miss having students. I miss who I thought I would have become.
I do not miss begging at the academic table for a place to sit.