As a teacher at every level – community college, top-tier research university – I found inspiration in the many students I had the fortune to meet. So many were working moms and dads – some were also wives and husbands – trying to advance their own careers and serve as role models for their children. In the world of writing – and the teaching of writing – I sometimes meet people who are willing to share the process of coordinating all of these roles. One person I recently ‘met’ through the blogging world quickly reminded me of all of those graduate students I have mentored through the years, and I was humbled by her dedication to her work and family.
I hope her work and her words might serve as inspiration to those applying to grad school now.