I hope that all of you are doing well. I just wanted to check in with a quick journal entry. I am still living and teaching in Tempe, Arizona. My goal is to keep working on my art, characters, and stories over the next year or so and maybe start to see if any publishers might be interested in my work. Unfortunately, academia in the U.S. did not lead me to where I thought it would, a retirement-track job. I was hoping to have something like that after so many years going to school, earning two masters' degrees, and a Ph.D. But. Granted, my Ph.D. is in English, focusing in rhetoric and composition, which is the teaching of writing, but I thought, perhaps foolishly, that I might be able to get more secure work as a teacher. But.
Other than that, I have been surviving, cooking, running, and drawing.
Stay safe, y'all!