The Struggle is Real

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Dear Social Workers,

I didn’t get very much done this week, in the way of research. Every week brings something new. And that means another Period of Adjustment. And that’s ok. I’m trying to find the things that I love to do, to round out my life. Those are worth a little extra effort. And then, I need to say no to (almost) everything else.

This weekend is a board of directors meeting for the website. One of things that I need to do is to get their pictures and bios posted, for the sake of transparency. They are lovely, brilliant, and long-suffering people. I truly value their support and input.

In other news… Well, there’s lots, and not much. I’m posting a new Rigorously Relevant video featuring Dr. Melanie Sage later today. There’s another one in the hopper with Stephen Cummings, for October. If you’re a social worker in any way connected with research, I’m probably headed your way. Be on the lookout for an invite in your DMs. (And I hope that you can, and will say yes to an interview.)

And there’s still time time to register for the next #swRk workshop on October 10. It’s ggplo2 and data visualization, which is always fun!

Lots of other things brewing, but I can’t talk about them yet. Some are in development. Some are kicking around in my head. But I’m plodding on with this website. I hope it helps you in some small way.

And I hope that I have some progress to report with completing my work in CITI, next week. I wanna get to the developing part. In a lot of very real ways, I know that my own challenge is the same one that lots of you pracademics face in finding the time, and the energy, to incorporate research into your practice. But we’ve got this.

We’ve got this.

Dr. Gina