Why I left my sought-after job-in-my-field after one year

“To be inside art, not outside thinking about it. Rose had forgotten how it felt. Journalism did not work like that.” – ‘Don’t I Know You?’ by Marni Jackson Last Christmas, Marni Jackson’s book Don’t I Know You was on my list. My grandparents bought it for me, but I didn’t get around to reading it until this summer. The reason I wanted the book was because I had interviewed Jackson for a story I wrote in my fourth year of university on chronic pain, something which I deal with on a daily basis. Jackson is a Canadian author and journalist, and has written several non-fiction books, of which one is titled Pain: The Science and Culture of Why We Hurt. Her book Don’t I Know You? was her first foray in fiction. I wanted to read it because I wanted to know what the transition from journalism into fiction looked like. Reading the book after I had recently quit my job, the above

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