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  3. Good luck Rachel! As a fellow academic, I can tell you that most of the time, the pursuit is worth it. Especially if it’s the right one.

    — Lisa

  4. Thanks, Alan & Donna Marie! I like the Maya Angelou quote… The book It’s Time by Mary Goldenson, which sort of builds on that quote, was very helpful. If not now, when? There might not be a tomorrow…

  5. Congratulations to you on taking the plunge for your freedom! There comes a time in life when we are ready to choose our freedom and that time is now! One of my favourite authors, Maya Angelou, talks about it this way, “if not now when.” I’m fairly certain she wasn’t the first with this thought and it resonates nonetheless.

  6. It took me a few years too to realize that I was in the wrong profession. Well, actually I realized within the first two years that I was in the wrong profession, and it took another six to find a better one.

    Major career changes are tough, and you’ll find you can’t plan for everything. But I can tell you mine turned out just fine, in spite of stressful classes, big student loans, and a first job that isn’t that great. But I’m on a path to something better.

    Good luck.

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