But what I must admit is equally delightful about returning to the place where I became Professor Acosta, is that I am Dr. Acosta now. I remember going to an orientation meeting at HCCC and someone looking at me and asking, "And what do YOU do?" We both taught the same classes. I also remember having someone else tell me, "You REALLY have to PROVE yourself," when I applied for a full time job after working there for five years. Well, I think I've proven myself. And it is awesome to know I've done that.
Please join me at the reading on the 15th! Both Nancy Mendez-Booth and Vincent Toro are EXCELLENT writers and readers, so it should be great fun. (Thanks to Nancy for the hook-up!) Take the PATH to Journal Square and celebrate this reading with me, for it is a celebration, indeed!