Hey! Thank you for dropping by. My blog is a work in progress, rather like me.
I am cancer researcher, who having completed her Ph.D. is now developing a penchant for science communication. But before I delve into pure science writing I am flexing my creative muscles in a personal blog where I write essays and poems on my past, present and future, tell stories in photos and haikus, extol my favourite authors and poets and all the while gaining appreciation for all that it takes to connect with oneself in order to connect with others. (Words can help heal a person almost as much as experimental data!)
I have wanted to write for as long as I can remember. During my few years in academia, I didn’t stop reading. I couldn’t stop reading. However, I did stop writing. My creative voice got lost in lab journal keeping and note taking for experiments and writing academic papers, theses, emails, making posters, presentations, WhatsApp, Facebook (yes, I considered the latter two as ‘writing’; desperate times!) But now that the dust has settled, and silence abounds, I hear the calling. So, here I am with my blog to talk about everything and nothing: about being an expat in a country I am yet to fully understand, or about being married to a Swiss man, Mr. Pink, whom I am yet to fully appreciate (so he would claim). I want explore it all in prose and poetry…
An update (5-Dec-2014)
…and some very amateur photography that only recently started to share. I can’t tell you if anything I write or present is good (what is good anyway?) — all I can guarantee is that it’s from the heart. I write for me but I spellcheck for you. But noting is prefect.
This blog has become a bit of everything I love: books, poetry, music, food, travel, science, family, general silliness, pensive moments, and also seems to, at times, scratch the surface of troubling thoughts. It has been therapeutic (brought me closer to my family) and it’s only taken a month of blogging. Have a look around. Maybe you’ll find something that strikes a cord with you. I’m always happy to hear from you, so drop me a line. Have a great end to the year and a fantastic 2015.