So, for some good news.
I went and saw Susan today. Sheâ€™s the woman who supervised my 480, and will hopefully supervise my Masters. We discussed me writing an article for publication based on my 480 research. This is something that came up a couple of years ago when I did the 480, but I freaked out and ran away to hide. Recently Sean convinced me to ask her if it was possible to still do it. I did, she said yes.
Today I went to see her about setting up a schedule, about what things I need to do. We discussed which academic journal to submit to. We decided in Gender and Education. She seemed hesitant at first in choosing that one, at the time I wasnâ€™t sure why. But it turns out that it is in the top 5 of all academic journals for the field of education. That makes it highly prestigious and they have very high standards. To think I could have an article published in that journal is a thrill although a scary one. It will mean I have a lot of hard work ahead of me, and Susan will be co-authoring it with me. The co-author part doesnâ€™t worry me. Iâ€™m not just going to get an acknowledgement as a researcher, my name will still be on the article, plus knowing sheâ€™ll be there helping me write and edit it is actually a relief.
I do have a lot of work to do. My first good draft for the lit review is due on the 5th of Dec. Iâ€™m nervous, itâ€™s such a big deal for me, but for the first time in a while those nerves are also greatly tinged with excitement. I thought about posting the 480 here, but well, itâ€™s rather boring unless you are interested in sexuality education research. Although I can see me sending a number of the journals to people if I ever do get up with a published article, whether they want to read it or not.
Itâ€™s so good to feel inspired again.