Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a single dad (but my kids are older). I do have primary custody
and I view fatherhood as my FIRST full-time vocation. I kinda lost
a complete year back in 2008, dealing with a surprise divorce after
14 loyal years. I've owned an insurance business for 20 years.
There are not many business opportunities that offer such a
persistent residual income, so it has been nice to have! Passive
income allowed me to invest a chunk of my hours writing papers as a
full- time college/graduate student and a TA/lecturer/adjunct
professor over the past few years. Doing this was central to my
healing process. All at the same time, I had THREE staple
ingredients of my life fall between my fingers (my marriage, a
major blow to my business, and serious questions about my religious
perspective.) These also triggered a major shaking up of my entire
social network, just as I needed it most! School was where I found
refuge. As my kids have gotten older, things are seeming easier and
easier. I may have figured a few things out after all?
My thesis research has split evenly between sales-and-marketing
applications and analysis of Social Science Statistics. My
dissertation theme, focuses on how our beliefs, ideas, thought
processes and cultural identities, have evolved and how these
compare to the historiography that's built into our
spatial-temporal reasoning... I know, right?!!
Recently, I have reassessed my goals in education. The path to
tenured professor doesn't seem to be the most efficient investment
of my talent, but I will always be writing. I do have published
works and am currently working on a six- book series. Its pretty
humorous stuff (I'm told; publisher said my writing style is as
good as David Sedaris? So, where is that $3m advance??). Meanwhile,
I have a few other things I want to accomplish, I have bills to
pay, a house to maintain, kids to raise and have a life that needs
to be lived. I had been "hiding" for too long! With that said, I
recently completed an LSAT prep course (for Law School) and have
taken the PLSAT and feel encouraged by consistent perfect scores to
go ahead and switch gears (but I'm riding the clutch). What can I
say? I gotta keep moving!