Project update – July 2017
13 July 2017
Just a quick update on where things are at with the research project.
There has been such incredible rich, sage, generous information provided in the letters I’ve received that I’ve been a bit hunkered down trying to group some of that information into sections. I posted some info in April (which you can scroll down to) about one of the research analysis techniques I’m using to do that.
One of the ongoing challenges I have is being able to dedicate enough time to do this section of the research the justice it deserves. It’s a weighty responsibility to work with the stories of other people and I juggle that with my other role at Red Cross and being a mum and a step mum to a toddler and a teenager.
So… it’s off to thesis boot camp with me! The University of Melbourne holds a few of these per year, and they’re as glamorous as they sound. I’ll be spending 26.5 hours with 34 other people over the weekend in a room (which I have been told is simultaneously drafty and a bit cramped?) typing like mad beasts. I really think that you know you’re in for fun times when the tag line of the program is ‘You’ll thank yourself later.’
I’d really still love to receive more letters, so if you’re reading this and thinking ‘oh well, she’s got them all now’, not true! If you have things to say, I’d love to hear them!