Lifestyle, personal

The scientist’s brain and the artist’s heart

I used to think I was a scientist: all logic, and reasoning, good grades and smart choices. Now, I'm starting to think I might be an artist after all.

Lifestyle, me, personal

New job, new mindset, new blogging habits: a life update

It's been a while, blog. But I'm here to talk about where I've been for the last year, and about where I'm at now, including my new job, my new mindset, and the new blogging habits I'm hoping to make.

Geek Culture, Lifestyle, me, personal

The making of a nerd (or how Dungeons and Dragons changed my life)

In my heart, I've always been a nerd. But it's not been easy, and I've not always known it. In fact, there have been times when I wished I wasn't, when I hid who I was. The world can make it hard to be different, and I wanted to share with you a story of… Continue reading The making of a nerd (or how Dungeons and Dragons changed my life)

Geek Culture, Lifestyle, me

Six Nerdy New Year’s Resolutions

My nerdy goals for the new year.

Geek Culture, Lifestyle, me

Blogging Slumps // Current Geeky & Non-Geeky Favourites #3

I recap the books, TV series, games and fan-art I've been enjoying lately, and talk about blogging slumps.

Lifestyle

Graduation: a Three-Year Retrospective

It's not in my nature to get too philosophical about graduation, and I don't want to write a heartfelt blog that reads like an Oscars acceptance speech. But I want to use this as an opportunity to take stock of what I've achieved over the last three years, and not just in terms of blogging. University has been more than just learning biochemistry. It's been throwing myself in at the deep end, facing my fears, and discovering that there is no escaping the fact that I am indeed the big nerd I always suspected myself to be.

Lifestyle

How to Recover Your Creativity

Dear creators: there will be days when you'll wake up so inspired and so full to the brim with ideas that there simply isn't enough time in the day to get them all down on paper. Those are the best kind of days. But then there are other days, days when you can't bring yourself… Continue reading How to Recover Your Creativity

Lifestyle

4 Women Who Inspire Me – International Women’s Day 2016

Happy International Women's Day! To celebrate the day, I wanted to tell you about just a few of the many inspirational women on this Earth. Disclaimer: some of the following women may or may not be fictional. (Second disclaimer: this list is subjective and I know how the internet feels about subjectivity. Third disclaimer: I have never actually… Continue reading 4 Women Who Inspire Me – International Women’s Day 2016

Lifestyle

A Year of Blogging

Don’t chase perfection for perfection’s sake, or for any one else’s sake at all. If you strive for something, make sure it’s for the right reasons. And if you fail, that will be a better lesson to you than any success you’ll ever have. Because you learn a lot from screwing up. -Felicia Day It's… Continue reading A Year of Blogging

Lifestyle, Psychology and Mental Health, Science and Technology

Why Does Rejection Hurt? “Because it Mattered”

“Why does it hurt?” I demand, head in my hands as I read yet another e-mail informing me that I didn’t get the job. If you’re a fan of John Green, you might answer “because it mattered”, while if you’re a presenter for an ultra-cheesey educational TV show, you might say “because of science!” Both might… Continue reading Why Does Rejection Hurt? “Because it Mattered”