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Progress Report

After last weeks training on the available library resources we have, I spent several hours digging into the different sources. My initial thought was to find a few more peer reviewed articles and journals that focus on journaling as a whole.

Upon doing so, I found that there was way to much information and work out there that covers the broad topic of journaling. After narrowing down my search terms in quotation marks, it led me directly towards my intended area. It appears that there has been a lot of research on my topic, so finding support will not be an issue for me.

What I am seeing as a challenge will be where to include the journals into the thesis. Other than that, there is a filling of being up and running, but not getting anywhere. I’m anxiously awaiting the our upcoming training on the IRB process. That is what has me worried the most about this whole thing.

Where Am I

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Hello everyone! I apologize for not being with each of you last week. A friend of mine had asked me to take them to have their gallbladder removed, and I was happy to oblige. What was supposed to be a quick four hour trip, turned into a twelve hour one. It was a very long day to say the least. We arrived at 6:00 a.m. and did not leave until 6:15 p.m..

After reviewing the slides and our assignment for the week, I wanted to reflect on the direction I am wanting to pursue for my thesis. Like many of my peers, in the spring term of 2020, I spent a lot of time and work on my project for Dr. Nelson’s Research and Methodologies course. The subject of my thesis is how journaling can be of benefit to those that struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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This topic means so much to me personally, as I live a life in constant battle with the disorder. Doctors at the Veterans Administration seem to constantly try to push pills down my throat. Being that I hate taking medicine, even Tylenol, I had to find something that helps me with my struggles.

I believe that completing the research is important not only to me, but to those that struggle as I do and also for the ones that care about those of us with this disorder. It will be challenging at times, but as everything in life, I will overcome.