I was asked to write a piece (not for the blog, though perhaps I’ll share it here) on how I got from where I started to where I am.
It is not going well.
It seems a simple enough question that a non-academic type might bang out an answer to in a couple of sentences. But I’ve wrestled with all sorts of related questions: Where was I? Where am I? How did I get here (the original question)? Why did I choose this path? Did I choose this path? Are the reasons I chose my path validated by my current position? If so, how did I pull that off? If not, what should I do about it? Are any of us certain of where we came from, where we are or where we’re going?
I think that means I’m an academic. If it matters, I also usually have crazy hair and a tendency to arrive at work without one of the following: keys, clean shirt, life-saving medical equipment.
Or, perhaps, it just means I’m crazy.