Weren’t you supposed to be a professor?
I have some of the qualifications to be a professor, yes. Sometimes I even teach creative writing classes!
But the truth is that I went to graduate school because I wanted to spend my life reading and writing, and I thought academics were the way to do that. Which is true!
Academic engagement with texts, however, isn’t for me. I prefer squeeing like a fangirl and inarguably happy endings. I think it all worked out the way it should.