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Day 24

Posted on June 27, 2013 by Kerry McMahon

As usual, I failed to accomplish as much as I would have liked to and as much as I should have… ArcMap locking up, barn distractions and the call of the moon rise at the beach.

I am learning very quickly that I just don’t work well in a room with others. When I am at home during the semester, I always do better when I lock myself in my office alone. But making the best of things, I worked on another classification for 2000, and also finalized my map product in ArcMap. I added a few other layers, but I need to be careful drawing conclusions simply because I want to see connections. I plan on instead just sticking to the plain facts and quantifying the erosion and making suggestions for intervention.

Tonight a group of us walked to the beach and WOW was it worth it. I suppose I could have spent the whole night in front of the computer, but as my productivity begins to wane, watching the over the horizon was simply one of the most beautiful things I have ever witnessed. So well worth walking away from the rigors of academia.

With only two days left, I am beginning to feel a little sad. We have formed some strong friendships and lifelong bonds. I will, however, be happy to return home, so that will make it all okay.

 

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