Well, as bad as things seem, I’m looking on the bright side. I am currently on the short list for:
- A one-year VAP position that would be a decent job and a good springboard to other opportunities
- A non-academic position at an Ivy League school that would also open doors for me
- An international dissertation award granted by a culinary psychology organization (just found out on Wednesday)
All in all, I have a lot to be thankful for. My future is still somewhat uncertain, but at least I have potential.