Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Good news

Just as I was on my way out the door tonight, my email pinged at me. Upon checking it, I found that I've been accepted to present at a conference this summer after submitting an abstract almost two months ago now.

I'm feeling pretty proud. I've presented at some big name conferences before, but in more student-oriented capacities, or by invitation of someone I knew. I'm really proud of those conferences, and the work I did for them, but this one I feel especially proud of because it feels, moreso than the others, like this one was all me. I did the work and was accepted into a full fleged academic conference all by myself, on the merits of what I do, how I write, and how well I fit with what the organizers wanted. And, really, it feels pretty damn good.

But, given the supposedly serious academic nature of it all, perhaps I should stop referring to this as my "Big Girl Conference" soon.


http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

WOW! Congrats. Isn't it things like that, which make you want to hum and skip down the road...The road in your post below, with the signs...I enjoyed that pic very much!!!Paths are fascinating....Never know where one might take you....Like to a summer conference for "grown up girls?"

anne said...

Congratulations! It's ok if you call it your Big Girl conference. Fantastic news!

anne said...

Oh, and.... once you start blogging more often (if you do), you should put your description of why you chose the title "Ethnography" for your blog in a side bar. I intend to do the same with my title, some day! I understand the lack of time for such things as blogging.