I recently made a massive transition. I left my postdoc at Martin-Luther University, and started a job as a data scientist for a fintech. Full on transition from academia to industry.
And telling my academic colleagues was, and still is hard.
Which is why I found this article about the similarities between coming out as a proud gay woman and coming out as a non-academic so interesting.
And great insight for those of us who might also be thinking of making the transition.