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I ordered Archaeologies of the Future today. I am super excited about reading it, using it for my diss. I also ordered The World is Flat. I'm beginning to be excited about ideas again. Before Cultural Studies I was feeling incredibly lost. I was unsure of whether or not I could write. I sat down to write and I froze. I talked myself out of everything I thought. I didn't trust my own voice. I couldn't find it. I was trying to sound like the people I was reading. I was suffering from Grad Student Syndrome, I guess. Since I began to work out some ideas for my dissertation, I feel excited about learning something new, about adding to my knowledge, about approaching my subjects differently. I want to be turned on by ideas, again. I've missed that.