Once I wrote my blogpost, it was like a weight has been lifted off my chest. And I wrote over 4,000 words in two weeks. This feels great.
I have to admit this was a rather intense two weeks. Aside from scoring victories in my professional work, I finally put myself together and started writing my first essay. And now that I spoke with my very friendly and encouraging professor, I feel like, I am on top of the world. As he put it, this was the first time I stood up and used my voice in the academic field. I wasn’t able to finish the whole 5,000 words, but I now know how to get there. Even more important is the fact, that I now have a very good idea on where I am heading with my PhD.
Elsewhere, I am now a volunteer at the Hungarian Postal Museum. I have touched upon this briefly previously, but now that I spent some time at the Museum, I can tell you more. Back in December my professor told me to try to get some real experience in the museology field. Two days later the Postal Museum’s post on looking for volunteers popped up on my screen by accident. I immediately applied – the Hungarian Post was the first government organisation to employ motorised vehicles at the end of the 19th century and later it tried to support the nascent Hungarian motor industry. If you check the museum, you can see a few cars which “miraculously” survived a rather tumoltuous 20th century. Well, these are not real cars – these were built in the 1960s by two very interesting characters, who sold these to the rather naive museum’s director back then. But that was then. After a few visits, I learnt that the current management is much smarter and they try to do something with this situation. And if thing goes well, I will be able to dig deep into the Postal Museum’s Archive. I am very excited about this 🙂