Last week I turned in my grades for (hopefully) the last time as an adjunct. I finally decided that the pay wasn't commensurate with my value. I'm not exactly sure what the next phase of my life will look like. Part of me feels like I just wasted the last 8 years of my life. I'm trying to stay positive and focus on the skills I acquired in grad school and while teaching so I can convert them to the non-academic world. Here's hoping.