Friday, December 12, 2014
Justine Schnitzler-Blog Post 4
Hello again, all!
These past two weeks have been absolutely jam-packed—I had to prepare for (and take) six finals, finish several papers, and prepare to return home for the first time in a few months! On top of that, I drafted (with the help of my fantastic mentor, Anuja!) my questions for both intended best-fit partner organizations. In my case, these organizations are Ipas and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Central North Carolina. So far, Ipas has answered my request for an email interview, and I am working with Leigh to get my paper thesis secure before contacting Planned Parenthood.
I am definitely starting to feel nervous about the whole writing process—as in many ways, I feel like I’m going into this assignment blind. That being said, every person I have reached out to has been incredibly, incredibly helpful, and I am confident I will be able to get this paper done, hopefully before the holidays really kick into high gear!
It definitely isn’t ideal to have such a big component of this Fellowship due immediately following winter break, but that doesn’t diminish how honored I am to be a part of it. I am also confident that when this is all finished, I am going to be extremely satisfied with the work I have accomplished.
Have a wonderful holiday season—until next time—