Finally starting to feel that the project is coming alive! Feels like a momentum is beginning to take place with DoS, supervisor and myself and the chemistry seems to be conducive to lots of fascinating exchanges, reflection and ultimately output. I am beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel on the first hurdle – the improved proposal. Feels very much like taking time to ensure the foundations of a house or possible skyscraper are in solid shape before starting the build in earnest. I have learned so much in such a short space of time, feeling like I am going much deeper in every aspect of what it takes to be a relevant effective researcher. After much slog, I am happy to report I feel very excited about the long journey ahead.