The talk about forgiving student loan debt has got me thinking about the choices that I have made in my own educational journey. I have done a lot of school - I hold a terminal degree (PhD) in political science.
For the first time since 2009 when I was a second year graduate student at the University of Iowa, I am not attending the International Studies Association (ISA) Midwest meeting in Saint Louis.
I have been here in Nacogdoches at Stephen F. Austin State University for the past two months. I finally feel like I am settling in. It has been a long journey to get here - literally and figuratively - into a tenure track job in the US.