OK, I lied. I actually start TA orientation on August 6.
What a long, strange journey this has been. First, the application season-that-wasn't. Then, the application season that ended in a fully-funded offer from a perfect-fit school. Followed almost immediately by the cancer diagnosis. Followed by the year of chemo and radiation. Followed (most thankfully) by remission.
And now, after a full decade of starts and stops, I'm finally doing this. I've given notice at the school I've been teaching at for the past decade. I'm registered for classes. I have my funding package. We're looking for a place to move into.
Somebody pinch me - surely this isn't my wildest dream, actually coming true at long last?
Now, the question is - shall I blog about my first year here? Do you want to read about that?