In 2019, while we were working on After the Lullabies, we found out that my dad was dying. In the liminal space surrounding his death, I realized I wanted to become a therapist. That fall, I started taking prerequisite courses. In the fall of 2020, I entered the CSUEB graduate program to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. I’ll finish my education in the spring of 2022, right after my fiftieth birthday.