Friday, May 17, 2019

Some Big News

First, the good news: I got an academic job!


Starting in August, I'm going to be a visiting assistant professor of English at a small liberal arts college in the Midwest. It's a one-year appointment, so my job search will continue, but it's a pretty great offer that will give me cool stuff like a living wage and health insurance and smart, motivated students. I'm very, very happy and excited.

However, the coming year will probably be the busiest of my life to date. In addition to teaching and looking for a permanent job, I'll be pursuing my own research and writing; adjusting to a new town and workplace; and maybe maintaining some semblance of a social life. Something will have to give, and that something is blogging. In about three months, Auxiliary Beauty will come to an end.

I hate it when bloggers abruptly abandon their readers and go silent, so I wanted to give you all fair warning. Until August, I'll be posting as usual (about 2-3 times a month), in order to wrap up outstanding product reviews and other posts I've been meaning to write. After that, it will be adieu, but you'll still be able to find me on Instagram and elsewhere. And who knows: maybe I'll pop back in here occasionally to do a year-end roundup or something. I've always had a hard time saying goodbye for real.

In my final post, I'll write more about what this blog and my readers have meant to me (spoiler: quite a lot). Until then, just know that I am very grateful to everyone who has read my musings and ramblings over the past five and a half years. Stay in touch, stay out of trouble, and stan Loona!

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