So long, and thanks for all the fish

Two years ago this week, I started my two-year part-time MA in Archives and Records Management at University College London. After years of hammering away at an undergraduate degree through the Open University and finally at a bricks-and-mortar university, I was about to start a postgraduate degree which would qualify me as an archivist.

I was expecting it to be hard work, and I was expecting to learn a huge amount. I started this blog to accompany me on my journey through my MA, and through this journey I’ve shared my experiences of coursework submissions, my thoughts of some of the modules that I took, the ups and the downs of student life. I didn’t have a plan for my blog, other than to see where it took me. I enjoy archiving and I enjoy writing, but I did not expect to lose my enjoyment of writing about archiving.

Having been out in the world working as an archivist for a year and a half, I find myself more motivated by the doing rather than the writing about archiving. I want to continue writing, but running a blog about archiving is not how I want to write and what I want to write about.

So this is my final blog post. The end of this chapter, but the start of another. Thank you for joining on the start of my archive journey. So long, and thanks for all the fish.




One thought on “So long, and thanks for all the fish

  1. Hi Sophie,
    Thank you for the latest and final blog. I emailed a copy to my friend Chris when I visited her
    today for lunch. She really enjoys your writing. I’ve certainly enjoyed learning about the topics
    you’ve covered . I’ll be sorry not to have these regular updates, but you are right it is time to
    focus on your career and enjoying doing the things you especially like.
    We are off to stay with Andrew and Deborah at the weekend. Billy and Sonja are also coming
    and we have to decide which month next year we will go over to Northern Cyprus and holiday
    with Andrew and Deborah there . Dad would also like to visit Istanbul for a few days too.
    We enjoyed our time on the canal though the wind was a real challenge for Dad, he did really
    well considering. Nola and Pete enjoyed the week too.
    Hope all is well with you and that now the MA pressure is off you can spend your free time
    exactly as you like.
    Mum XXXX

    Sent from my iPad


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