Life, Research and a Baby

  • Sarah Tartakover


Rifling through my desk drawer the other day, I came across a mind map that I had completed several years ago as an exercise to clarify the direction of my life. My daughters were 6 and 8 at the time and I was keen to have another child. According to the literature, I was now an ‘older’ mother, and after two miscarriages I thought that perhaps the window was closing. I had long held a desire to do a Ph.D., and wondered if perhaps it was an opportune time to do this now. Feeling conflicted; a friend suggested the mind map exercise to assist my decision-making. On an A3 page I had scrawled two large circles; not a Venn diagram with overlapping circles containing common elements, but rather two distinct circles.


Cultural Identity Focus Group Session Teacher Participant Lecture Theatre Research Journey 
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