As I watch my friends wrap up their Bachelor’s degrees and prepare to enter the workforce, I’m going to take the time to just say how grateful I am that, for however many flaws academia has, and how horrible adjunctification and neoliberalization of the academy are, at least I will not have to do an unpaid internship in order to become a professor. 

Sometimes the small things make me the happiest. 

Let’s hope it stays that way.