Today was a iffy weirdio shoop-dedoop snap crackle and pop kinda day. It felt as crazy as the weather Cape Town’s currently experiencing. First I didn’t sleep well, but I didn’t feel tired when I got out of bed and started writing a section on Pareto Analysis for the blog/stats text book.
Then I went to proposal class. I got so-so feedback from my facilitator. I’m so pleased with myself at how well I deal with feedback. I remember feeling more sensitive when I started writing my Masters. To see “red lines” and “comments” scrawled all over one’s work isn’t exactly the same as getting a surprise bunch of flowers from a friend, however you get used to it. I have thicker skin now. Not that Arona does the “red lines” or “the comments with 50 exclamation marks” proceeding them. She’s really very sweet and very tactful. I appreciate that.
Back on the Game Changer – I need to finalise a topic. It’s not even funny. I have to remind myself that it most probably will change anyway. I need to find something that is good enough, even if it’s not great. Today the focus of the course was on research design and I felt lost. I really would like to do qualitative research, purely because I’ve never done it before. It’s just critical I start forcing myself to commit.
So my plan is read up about Design Based Research. It’s the buzz word in my course…that latest fad I believe, along with educational technologies. Everyone it seems, just about everyone in my course want to do research related to educational technologies. It appears I’m not such a trendsetter after all. Oh well never mind that. I will live. My focus is sort of just wanting to get on with the job now – this time round I’m not aiming for a Cum Laude.
Then I managed to get my exam prep sorted (exam prep for my Stat 3 and Stats 4 students not my own exam!) The question papers have been submitted and that’s one thing that’s nice to be able to tick off my to-do list. Also much to my surprise I had a good stats lesson with my most difficult class this evening. This particular class has a reputation among all the campus staff as a ‘difficult bunch’. Every now and then – not often, but sometimes, I have a good class with them anyway. That’s always just sublime.
Finally very happy news, I signed a four month contract today to work for a international pharmaceutical company as a….Drum roll….”Quality Assurance Consultant! Oh my word, Shjoe. It’s just a contract, but that’s what I studied all those years for. Finally. I’m having moment. Bitter sweet. Missing Robin.
Yep… a ffy weirdio shoop-dedoop snap crackle and pop kinda day.