Well as is typically the case when you live in Russia, there must be a dire personal crisis every few months. It seems I’m being let go in March. Ordinarily that wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world, but the economy being what it is I cannot afford to go around trying to build up my teaching contacts again, as if that would help at all during this crisis.
I believe that the only thing I can do at this point is pack it in and leave as soon as possible. I’ll continue with the blog as long as I’m here, and I may continue it “in exile” for a while, but unless there’s any money in it I doubt it.
To be honest I’m tired. I’ve come to realize that everything I do here is pointless- this is not the real world. I cannot raise a family here. There are no causes I can fight for, no banner I can rally to. I am already living in exile, in a sort of bubble, and have been for many years. While I have achieved a great deal, especially considering my humble background, I cannot advance any further so long as I am here.
Though this isn’t exactly goodbye yet, I want to thank all the readers and commentators who put this blog on the map. This blog got me published, on TV, and a job in a field that I never would have been able to get into without it. While I may be losing that job, I would have been far worse off without it. This blog made me a professional writer, and your attention and support is the reason I kept at it.
The Indiegogo campaign is still active; your support will help Russia Without BS stay in business as long as possible. Of course I appreciate your words of support as well as any job offers, recommendations, or requests for information.
I don’t know when the end will be, but I wanted you, the readers, to know ahead of time that it’s coming. Sooner or later this was bound to happen.
Thanks again for your attention and support.