#WeekendCoffeeShare: If We Were Having Coffee… On September 18

Hello my lovely booklovers,

how are you? Welcome to the Weekend Coffee Share, a blog hop by the lovely Diana over at Part Time Monster. Every weekend we get together for virtual coffees and a little casual chat. How has this past week been for you?

I apologise for being so late with this Coffee Share, but I’m sure you’ll understand… Because I just submitted my Master Thesis!!

Master Thesis and a glass of red wine. As it says on the clip: Erledigt! (Done!) ©Literati Girl

Master Thesis and a glass of red wine. As it says on the clip: Erledigt! (Done!) ©Literati Girl

So instead of sharing a cuppa, you’re welcome to have a glass of fruity red wine with me to celebrate!

It’s been a long time coming, as I am sure you’re aware. Actually, today two years ago I was accepted by Horizons University onto the M.A. Cross-Cultural Communication degree. It took a few weeks to sort everything out, so I didn’t actually start classes until mid-October, but I’m filled with a sense of accomplishment that I have handed in my thesis two years to the day after being accepted.

So, suffice to say that over the past week I didn’t get anything else done. And I mean: nothing. My flat looks like a bombsite, I’m running low on dishes, and I just forgot my laundry is still in the washing machine… it’s been there all day. Whoops. I’ve pulled several all-nighters, two of which were back-to-back. No matter what the outcome of this thesis – I’m glad this is over, at least for now. I love studying, but distance learning was not for me. I’ll be writing a more detailed post later.

For now I’m looking forward to creative journaling, reading for fun, catching up on this blog – I owe you about 100 reviews – catching up on sleep and sending out applications.

Thank you for sticking with me through all this. I probably owe you more than a cup of coffee. Your encouragement has helped a lot! I don’t really have much more to say other than Tank you, so why don’t you head over to the other Weekend CoffeeSharers?

So thank you for having coffee (or wine) with me today! Same time, next week?

5 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare: If We Were Having Coffee… On September 18

  1. Diana says:

    O wow, congratulations! Your topic sounds really interesting too. I am doing M.A in Communication Studies.I just completed my course work two weeks ago so just about to start my thesis though I am still looking for a topic.How did you get yours?What inspired you to do that?

    Congratulations once again. Cheers!


    • Conny Kaufmann says:

      Hi Diana, thank you so much!
      I had taken free online courses on Coursera and FutureLearn and one of them was an Intro to Australian Literature. I realised I couldn’t name more than 5 books set in Australia, everything I came up with was British or American. So I looked into it further. And then I had a talk with my supervisor from Serbia and we just had a casual chat and somehow we ended up talking about cultural differences like Hänsel and Gretel are not called that in the Serbian version and we wondered why. So I thought cultural variations would be interesting to look into because I was sure Aboriginal authors wouldn’t describe Australia in the same way the white settlers did – and my thesis proved I was right on this (I looked into all sorts if cultural concepts in 4 categories and whether there are cultural markers that clearly indicate the author’s background).
      Good luck with finding your topic. All I can say is, choose something you’re interested in and possibly something that has to do with what you want to do with your degree. But you’ve done the bulk of the work, now it’s “just” the thesis. You’ve got this!

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      • Diana says:

        Oh wow, this sounds pretty good.I like the idea of your topic and you are right,British and American setting seem to be the most popular.I like the cultural concept of the study.Thanks a lot for sharing and for the advise.

        Thank you.


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