When Your Interests Don’t Pay the Bills: Woes of a Modern Day Renaissance Woman

I have a friend from childhood that always dreamed of being an astrophysicist. When we would play at her house in middle school it would always be with a chemistry or Erector set. After high school she went out and studied science in college, got her PhD, and is now, well, an astrophysicist.

When I was around five or six my mother and I went to visit my slightly terrifying great aunt at her convent. Yes, for those wondering, she’s still a nun at the ripe old age of 95. After a great day involving…