My goal for today was to finish the first chapter of the body of my ISP and write the entire second chapter, and… I think I might have managed that already? It’s only one in the afternoon, too — I wasn’t even awake at this time yesterday. It’s amazing what waking up at a reasonable hour can do to my productivity.
So the writing is going relatively well, but I’m doing my best not to get too overconfident — I still have two more chapters to write, plus my introduction, my conclusion, my theoretical background, and my abstract. And then I need to go through all my notes and make sure I haven’t left anything out, because I did a lot of writing in bits and pieces as I completed various interviews. It’s a whole big process. I’m going to amend my goal to include writing at least one section of my third chapter by the end of today, just to keep things moving along.
I head back to Santiago on Thursday, and as much as I love Buenos Aires I’m really excited to be going back to Chile. I miss my program-mates! I miss the program staff! I miss having more than a week’s worth of clothes! And, as of today, I have exactly two weeks until I leave for the U.S., and I really just don’t know how to feel about that. On the one hand, I really really want to see my family and friends… on the other hand, I am going to be so upset to leave this freaking amazing group of girls I have here on my program. Nothing about this situation is okay.