I’m touching base here out of no purpose other than a bit of boasting.
As of today I am well into draft three of my thesis, have an abstract underway and even have a title that no one has complained about.
I’ve even locked in a submission date. I feel terrified and joyous at the same time.
It’s worth mentioning here, that after 3 years and 3 months, I finally have a research question.
THAT IS PRETTY EXCITING GUYS.
For the record:
What role do communities of practice play in the social construction of leadership identity in Australian arts and cultural workers?
I’ve just sent off a few things to my potential editor for background, have about 3 more weeks of work, and I’m going to send it to a few friends to read. A UTS peer was horrified when I told her this yesterday, she couldn’t imaging giving her thesis to non-academics. But really, don’t you want to positively impact your industry outside of academia? I know I do (cause it’s highly unlikely I’ll be working IN academia.)
Anyhow, happy Friday. I’m heading to Adelaide to drink wine and read fiction.