September crept up very quickly. I noticed my last post here was back in June. I managed very little since then but I am moving forward. Immediately after the family holiday in California, I stopped over in London and spent a whole day with my supervisor. We discussed secondary sources of data, sampling, and the questionnaire in detail. Since then I did very little due to three main distractions: the holy month of Ramadan, the terrible bombing of a mosque in Kuwait, and a very busy spell at work. I don’t mean busy at work with meetings and emails… It’s been a period of writing and calling job applicants, being there for hundreds of assessments in July, and conducting a hundred interviews August and September. All this, with ‘work’ having to find its way into the day, week and weekend, somewhere.
Therefore PhD work didn’t have a chance. My family, until last week, were still in London which meant that late evenings were relatively free. Although I was exhausted from work, I did manage to work a little on the questionnaire design. Late August, I shared it with both supervisors and their comments were positive. Waiting for some more feedback on my revised draft. I need to start working on translations and uploads so that I can meet my milestone for the pilot study (needs to be completed by the end of October). This is going to be challenging when I look at the next six weeks. They are looking to be even busier at work than July and August were!