Hoo-hah. I’ve finished my very first journal article since leaving academia and government to pursue my own research. Or, rather, to carve out a life for myself after being told there was no way to continue working at NASA and have a flexible or part-time schedule. It sucked. It did. But I persevered and started my own business, got my own grants, and now I have another proposal and a journal article to submit in the next week or two. Pretty darn exciting, I think.