I’m beginning recruitment for my first study outside of coursework. I keep being surprised by the realization that this is real, I’m really working as an anthropologist, and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. Re-working this study to be online rather than in person has also added a whole other layer. It was easy to stay motivated when I started my graduate studies when I was spending at least one night a week with friends in the local Autistic community. Looking forward to fieldwork then felt both meaningful and easy. Now that everything is on-line there is a sense of unreality about it.