Katrina, thank you so much for these words. Always so supportive and well thought out!
I ask you this then, in response to your anecdote: Was there ever a transition period for you in terms of leaving the identity of “student” behind and moving on into something else?
You hold a unique and insightful perspective that I believe would be a valuable position to write about — you could write a similar article from your personal experiences with your own identity transitions! I think it would give many people valuable insight for those who didnt go through the traditional college routines. :)