This was an interesting project. To take on this monumental task of interviews, field reports, and academic journal searches at the same time as a full semester of work and other classes to worry about was a tall order. Actually, it was more like ordering the largest size possible (Big Gulp or Super Size). It was very overwhelming at times, but eventually I found ways to conquer it.
My subject matter had been of great interest to me since I was a young child. It took me a long time to find interview subjects.