If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Third Time's a Charm

Last night was the final session of the workshop for my research project. b and I drove back from our mini-vacation at the beach and then I went straight to the session. It was hard turning it all back on from vacation mode.

However it went well. My participants continued to be enthusiastic and the program seems a success. We still have plenty of work (such as data entry) and at least one more series to do (but not for a few months) but it was nice to put this first attempt to bed.

I must admit I feel like I might soon be too old for this kind of work. I believe interventions are a young woman's game and, while I don't feel old, I certainly no longer feel young. I enjoy it, working directly with people and working so closely with students, but it is a huge commitment and very draining. I look forward to sitting behind my desk and analyzing some data for a while.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

I'm glad that your workshops have continued to go well. I hope you can tell us what you conclude from the data (if you can without being outed)!