Happy New Year!

I just want to say… wow.

A year ago, I was in the middle of getting ready to go teach English in South Korea, something I’d been thinking about doing for awhile but was also partly doing because I didn’t know what else to do with myself after dropping out of grad school. I had talked to John Loftus about joining Freethought Blogs, but hadn’t e-mailed Ed yet, and was thinking about calling it quits on the blogging if I didn’t get picked up by Freethought Blogs.

Now: I’m at Patheos and also working for the Singularity Institute. Between the two of those things, I’m making enough money to have quit my teaching. It’s been a little over three months since my last day on the job, and I’m still getting used to seeing myself as a full-time writer. I’ve spent at least half my life dreaming about being where I am right now, and totally would not have guessed I’d be here already a year ago. When I meet people as I travel, I feel awkward telling them about it–not because I’m worried they’ll look down on me, but because I’m not sure how much I’m allowed to brag about it.

Anyway, here’s a photo from my New Year’s Eve on Haad Rin beach in Thailand:

 

  • Trent Fowler

    Congratulations! I look forward to seeing where your research takes you.

  • JHendrix

    Good on you man, it’s got to feel awesome having “made it” and doing what you like, so enjoy it!

  • ACN

    “When I meet people as I travel, I feel awkward telling them about it–not because I’m worried they’ll look down on me, but because I’m not sure how much I’m allowed to brag about it.”

    Good problem to have :).

    Congrats!

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