Many of you are well aware that a big part of my business is coaching others in navigating alt-academia. It's been a truly fulfilling process for me — whether it is reviewing job market materials via my Translate Your CV offering, or through fully personalized 1:1 sessions. It validated that leaving academia wasn't a failure just because I didn't want to "stick it out" and get tenure.
ICYMI, I turned 33 years old exactly 10 days ago (you can check out highlights from my Lady Gaga-themed birthday party here). Some folks in my position would be sad to be officially out of their 20s, but in all honesty, I kinda love my 30s.
This past week I went to DC after work to visit my academic friends who were in town for the AEJMC national conference.