Blog Post #1: Letting Go…

20180827_185417So …. the goal of this blog was to document and share ALL of my research activities in the DMV (DC-MD-VA). However, I soon realized that there was just TOO much activity to process, capture, and relay appropriately. (Most days, I’m lucky to make it through the intense work I’ve scheduled for myself. *sigh*)  Instead, I will use this medium to capture some gripes, victories, lessons learned, etc. that comes with doing fieldwork as well as glimpses of my journey as an aspiring filmmaker / storyteller.

Through sharing these moments of venting and processing what I would (hope to) do better in the future, I hope this encourages and assists others on the same journey. These tips are in no way a ONE SIZE FITS ALL or guru-like interpretation of what one SHOULD do. Nah! If there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that fieldwork is the biggest test of one’s inner control freak, as there is SO much you cannot control and must just accept.  And thus, to some degree, it’s a great teacher of surviving life in general!

Lesson #1: If you can set a flexible intention, plan what you can, and then let go and surrender to the process, you can begin to find creativity and joy in the chaotic process of fieldwork and research.

~T. Marquise



5 thoughts on “Blog Post #1: Letting Go…

    1. So, it took forever to respond right?! But I”m planing to be better about this, especially as I create more content. So, don’t give up on me Kory! I miss talking to you about teaching and surviving this crazy process!


    1. I wish I had published more. But fieldwork (sigh) and then dissertation writing was SO INTENSE, that I just had nothing left to post more content. I’m hoping to start developing a better routine. Maybe it will be WHAT I WISH I COULD TELL MY PAST SELF!!!! Since now I’m almost PHinisheD and don’t want people duplicating my mistakes. But also want people to know what also got me to this point!


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