This last week I was in Laguna Beach visiting two close friends from grad school. I ended up having to leave early due to an unfortunate bout of the flu (worst thing in the world? being sick on vacation!), but that didn’t stop us from enjoying their couple days of spring break freedom.
They’re both in their first year of Ph.D. programs, so I had a great time hearing all about their coursework and research projects and dissertation ideas…. and thinking once again that I made the absolute right decision NOT to continue in academia.
It’s funny how life turns out. A little over a year ago I was gearing up for half a decade in a doctorate program and then (hopefully) a teaching career, and now I’m living in a motorhome and cheerfully bumbling my way around the U.S.
You just never know where you’ll end up!