An interesting blog on leaving academia

I randomly happened upon this blog, which I found to be an interesting and well-written account of leaving academia.  The author talks very honestly about some regrets, and how the long investment in a PhD wasn’t necessarily directly useful.

I am now five years out of my tenure track position.  I have zero–zero–question that I did the right thing in leaving, but I do daily have misgivings about whether I left for the right thing.  I have an academic degree and not a professional one–in my field, it is pretty hard–there is no straightforward career path once you leave.  You have to find your own way somehow.  Everybody finds a different way.

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