Thank you Jessica for the first-hand help from you long time writing and in academia! I can so agree with so many things you say from my own time researching and do academic freelance jobs. The minimal “professional” jobs I ever got where totally as you say in taking on anything you are offered. I never took a class for the prof, but I an not going to refuse money at a good rate when it is offered.
These days I see my work as therapy and talking out thoughts to make sure I am not just getting lost in my own psychosis. Mostly I just want to show people that they can endure whatever life throws at them, if the simply decide to be stubborn and keep living not matter what! I just hope to reach one person and inspire them, and I think I did that based on feedback at least. 😁❤️