I used to be a racalcitrant scholar who was valiantly fighting the battle to win my doctorate.
Mature in years, but not in attitude, I struggled with routine and the daily trials of academic solitude ... but I was encouraged to go on by all the wonderful things I discovered along the way: not only about the world around me, but about myself. I have accepted with good grace that the more I learn, the less I know! Women like Marilyn French and Mary Wesley, both of whom were 'older' when they were first published, are examples of the kind of woman I am and also aspire to be.
I am now one year into my first lecturing post and learning things the hard way. Enjoying sharing my love of the written word with students from all walks of life, hoping to inspire them to live their dreams, the way I try to live mine.
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