Mentor Meeting - Stephanie Bickford-Smith
A little late now but about a week ago just before my peer night I had a meeting with Stephanie Bickford-Smith. This meeting was probably the biggest help/breakthrough of the project so far. Up until this point I had been researching and researching and writing down any form of information I came across in a bit of a panic that I needed some sort of direction.
I think part of this was starting a project from scratch again as it has now been a while since I was at uni, I have nobody to compare what I am doing with, and a little bit of a realisation that I am kind of in this now and this first project almost sets the tone for wether this entire masters works.
I then chilled out massively and realised that rather than being dramatic about the whole thing I should just get on with it.
I did at this point know so much about the Gilded era, I could answer any question Steph had on the time but what I couldn't do was see any sort of next step. I chatted to Steph about lots of elements of the project and even just by doing this I realised I did have a narrative I just needed to make what felt like a mass of knowledge work as a string of sentences.
Steph gave me some really great tips to do this,
'by going back through my notebook, highlighting anything of interest and writing it on a post it note. To get it out of the book and onto a wall that I could move around'