I've been debating for a while whether or not to blog about this. If I do, there's a good chance my anonymity (such as it is) may be a bit more compromised. And since my (perception of) anonymity has been important to me---it allows me to be a bit freer to share things, particularly about the culture of this profession, that I might not feel comfortable about otherwise---this is no small issue. On the other hand, the thing about which I haven't blogged is actually part of the reason I've been a bit more quiet than usual on here lately. It's been a big part of my life for the past few months, something that has really touched almost every aspect of my life. And because of this, I wanted to talk about it, but didn't feel comfortable talking about it, and it sometimes felt weird to talk about my life without talking about it. (Does that make sense? I hope so.)
So I've decided that this is important enough, and big enough, that I have to share it. Even if it means that I'm a bit less anonymous. This is going to affect everything I do, and in some respects who I am, and it seems unnatural to not talk about it here. So I've taken a few precautions (you'll notice the archives are gone, and I've made the blog non-searchable/indexable from this point on) in regards to anonymity, and now I'm ready to reveal the reason behind this post's title:
And so, a new chapter in the life of Jane begins.....