I slept in so late today...what is the deal!? Getting up at the crack of dawn, to sleeping in--and I'm still tired! Must be the Island life... Our day started off with us getting all of our pieces in place for our presentation, with a little help from Trisha explaining to us about our testing methods we did from the prior day.
I was feeling a little all over the place this morning and felt bad I was dragging Kim around with me, but after getting direction -- I felt more confident about our testing methods and more confident about what we had originally hypothesized.
It was already lunch time by the time high tide rolled in, and I had to roll myself out into a wet suit after eating all that amazing food--not to mention that it was super windy today! It was a choppy swim and hard to stay in our general area we were testing because we would get pushed back so much by the waves. There was even a Black Tip Shark that swam right by us in the shallow water!
After our swift swim collecting data we showered up and spent some time playing card games with the rest of the group which was a nice break from the research projects, but we all were distracted with the rush of getting down to the beach in time for the sunset...and also that we had to take over Snapchat for USU today... Love our group. Thank god Bryce jogged with me both ways...I need the exercise! So much food has been consumed! Three course meals everyday...fuhhh! It's so good though!
We had a quick lecture about our research projects and how to make them successful. Which for me was actually inspiring ,oddly enough! They basically related it to if you mess up, own it! Control the mistake in your research and turn it around into something that you are confident in, rather than saying you messed up and could have done something better...etc...I took this very personal! I need to apply this into my life, whether it be with a future research project, opportunties, my career, etc. I just want to own everything I do as if it weren't even a mistake, but more so be confident in who I am and what Im presenting! It's easier said than done, but it was something to reflect on for sure. Good Laughs and good times were had again today as always! Im pooped for some reason! I love seagulls...I swear I can still hear them sqwaking
G'day Mates! My name is Tia Jeppesen. I would love to introduce myself about who I am; where I am from, and also blog about this once in a lifetime experience in the beautiful country of Australia.