It’s been a while since I’ve posted, and for that I apologize. Life and stuff, you know? I stopped to focus on my career. Needless to say, that bit me in the ass. As my colleagues delicately put it, I got f***ed. But hey, it happens. That’s life, right? What hurt the most though, is that in that time period, I turned down some great opportunities – personal and professional. Things that would have made me happy. So I did what most people do, I looked for work elsewhere.
It turns out I am desirable. And that’s not to brag, rather, I don’t give myself enough credit for being very good at what I do, and seeing I am valued by others. So I had a job all lined up, everything I thought I wanted. My own lab, with a famous and fabulous history. It would have been life changing. So I did what most people wouldn’t do, I turned it down. It was probably the hardest adult-type decision I’ve had to make. The main reasons were family, I just didn’t want to disrupt the lives of my three girls. There was also a small bit of being afraid of failure, and having to move again, that played a role too.
So here I am. Back. I started this site because I like learning new things, and teaching new things. Science and poisons are cool and I like sharing them. Also, I would love to be a writer, and you can’t do that without writing, right? I need to get back to the basics and do what makes me happy: Learning, Teaching, Writing.
** The image is one of my girls – I don’t know which – atop Hanging Rock in NC **