I’m here! Earlier than probably expected (Currently waiting for a political science club meeting and taking advantage of a Wi-Fi in-sync with Squarespace), but I am here! Happy Wednesday! I mentioned last week that I would share a few snapshots from my sister’s prom. As promised, here they are!
So, physically, I was not around for the prom process this year. However, distance is only distance, and technology, well, is everything these days. A few months ago, my mom took pictures of her dress options, periodically sending them to me, and at Allison’s request, updated me on her final choice. The perks of cell phones! When I was home, we would talk about flowers we felt would look better, and in Statesboro, my sister would ask me about shoes and my availability to take pictures. Needless to say, while I was never physically there, I was present in spirit! Haha! Allison has always been the most fashionable and hip person I know, and she is a walking stylist who sees creativity before anyone else has an opportunity. Needless to say, I suspected she would rock the prom process! And she did!
I was set to take prom pictures last week at 3:30 at some of my extended family’s property, but my Spanish class, online, mind you, went into overtime. And now that I think about it, I think I flew home. Anyway, guess who was ten minutes late? This girl. Guess who realized, three minutes into taking photos, that she had used all the space on her SD cards (That’s right…cards.)? This girl. Guess who improvised and deleted a crazy number of photos? This girl. Guess who was rushed to take those photos, and due to limited space, asked herself what would Annie Leibovitz do? This girl. Guess who had to drive a small crowd of prom attendees to a town fifteen minutes away for group photos by another photographer? This girl. You get the picture, right? I am sure you all understand how awkward it is to arrive late and to be among the last to arrive. All eyes on the late crowd. So, so embarrassing. But hey, I got some pictures! Here are just a few:
For the remainder of the week, I basically have no class. Currently, I am not complaining because I am in the process of writing my research proposal. When you read so many research articles, you almost get familiar with their layout, dialogue, and organization. You embody what they manifest. That is why I envision my research proposal, eventual project, to be such that it reflects a sense of professionalism. In essence, I want this to be perfect. Absolutely, 100% perfect. However, I have read this so much that I fear it would not measure up or that my language is too informal. Although, I will say that I want a finished project that is precise, which contradicts some of the research approach I have read on this project and for my classes. For example, it should not take four paragraphs to conclude one point. I suppose my history professor last semester touted conciseness so much that I am now a believer. The goal is to keep the reader engaged, and extra ‘fluff’ creates confusion and boredom. So, because I have an odd way of losing myself in my work, I have 'write and revise' on repeat to weed out ‘fluff’. This weekend will be all research proposal writing. Nothing more, nothing less, and I am okay with that. Next week, I am sharing pictures from a quick trip to St. Simon's and a longer narrative (In a crunch for time currently...)! Happy weekend!