2018 was a hell of a ride for me. It started off with saying goodbye to a job that was holding me back more than I realized until it was gone. It was the part time I’d been holding on to, the one that paid only $11 an hour since I had a master’s degree and would need to provide proof of a PhD to be advanced to $12. Yeah, that job. So I became a full-time contractor working on transcriptions, a job that at worst can be boring but sometimes is actually pretty interesting when the content is good.