The research process is hard. I presented in a workshop today and walked away feeling like I’d just had the wind knocked out of me, even though nothing really bad had been said about my work. The professors in the room even said that I would definitely get a book out of the project one day. But just the experience of having to show all your cards to the table so everyone can see your weak spots, and not just see him but comment on them – wow, it just kind of sucks.
Big thanks to yli for being there. I thought she was there just for me, but then I learned she’d signed up for the workshop for the quarter 🙂 But she had some great comments that I really need to talk to her more about.
The kids made me feel better afterwards. We went to our special Friday playdate that has anywhere from 8-15 kids and Big Boy stayed dry the whole time (although there was a whole ‘nother stinky smelly mess when we got home). Baby Girl had everyone laughing but still cried whenever I left the room. We met another babysitter tonight who I really liked, and whose rate ($15) was more in line with what my mom friends told me was the going rate.
I’m really stressed out right now.