It has been exactly 1 month and 10 days since I quit science.
I miss it and then I don't.
I lived and breathed science for the past 10+ years, it is only normal that I feel a twinge of loss and longing for those comfortable conversations of protein pathways and recalcitrant cancer stem cells right?
Otherwise, I think I'm doing just fine now as an office person, with her own office, doing her own work, and hopefully one day get a higher degree and move on with life.
The first quarter of this year has been challenging to say the least. Good and bad. I discovered who people really are, people I thought to be friends weren't friends, and people I thought to be mere acquaintances turned out to be really supportive friends. W and I hit our one year mark, and aside from celebrating a great year together we are starting to realize that in order for us to go further in the long run, there are a lot more things we need to work through. Relationships are hard work. I am also starting to set boundaries for me when conversing and dealing with my parents. They, naturally, are pushing back...but I'm attempting to stand firm and learning how much I am willing to give and how much I'm not willing to give.
Eating and exercise for me during this time has pretty much fallen to crap. Definitely something that needs to picked up again. Now that I have found a new equilibrium in life and goals mentally, I need myself to match up physically again.
Hopefully with this change of pace, I will begin recording my thoughts again. Despite having only like 2 readers, I do miss you little blog. Here is to making this year count!