I have started a blog before

October 9, 2008 § Leave a comment

Many times. They seem to emerge from a specific need to make sense of my experience and then, sometime later, fall by the wayside as that sphere of concern resolves itself and a new, more urgent pre-occupation takes precedence. That is why I am here today. My second year of PhD studies is unravelling around me, I find myself spread thin, extending to the breaking point, barely able to wind myself back in to collect my thoughts and make sense of the whole, rather than get consumed by the details. Let’s face it. I have never been in this situation before. I have never had to step up to the plate, over and over again. With others relying on me, investing in me, trusting me, calling on me to show up and make sense. Even then, although what I am saying or doing is making sense to me, barely, all those poor souls who are listening to me, they also are struggling to make sense of it all. It is a massive game of catch-up, the knowledge I gather today is the knowledge I will teach tomorrow.

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