well, I got into my graduate program and halfway through decided I didn't want to be assraped by schools for the rest of my life. By the time I'm 30, I want more than debt, hair loss, and a piece of paper that won't get me a job the way it did a couple decades ago.
I make decent money in seniorcare now and will be making a fuckton by the time I'm 30. Still keep in contact with my old adviser who invites me to a lot of conferences and lectures which is cool. Field is filled with mostly faggots and women but there are a handful of bros. /blogpost
To remain relevant, I never felt more driven to create for tabletop than when I was studying what I loved.