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What happens when one event changes everything?

What happens when one thing, one unbelievably crappy, unimaginable thing, changes everything? A couple of weeks ago I lost my partner who I had been with for eight years in an accident. I lost the person I was excited about spending the rest of my life with. I lost the person I had spent almost a third of my life up to this point with. I know that I don’t normally write personal blogposts, but I needed to write this one, not for you, but for me. Putting things on paper has always helped me. Plus, Jake was the one who encouraged me to start this blog, and I am determined to keep it going. And hopefully even keep it growing. Although I think that often the words that can be offered in these situations are unnecessary, the words I have found comfort in are quotes, as I think quotes have a way of summarising how I feel, maybe even better than I can myself. I was scrolling tumblr when I came across this quote: “it a curious thing, the death of a loved one… it is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.”- Lemony Snicket This quotes resonates with me, because I […]

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Featured ‘day in the life of’: Emma, a History PhD candidate studying decolonization in the Pacific

A Day in the life of Emma (History PhD candidate): About me: My name is Emma and I’m a History PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. I work on the West Papuan independence movement in the 1960s and 1970s. For those non-historians, my project is essentially about indigenous rights movements, human rights and historical representation. I do a lot […]

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Featured ‘day in the life of’: Sophie, Science Communication Masters student & Science communication vlogger/blogger.

A Day in the life of Sophie (Science communication extraordinaire): Hello everyone! I’m Sophie Pavelle, a 22-year-old Zoology graduate from Bristol University currently finishing up an MSc in Science Communication at UWE. I am obsessed with being outdoorsy and combining this with a love of British wildlife and am attempting to make tracks as a freelance science communicator to get more […]

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Featured ‘day in the life of’: Lisa a PhD student in developmental physiology & ‘In a Science World’ blogger.

A Day in the life of Lisa (developmental physiology PhD student & blogger): I’m Lisa a PhD student in developmental physiology at the University of Southampton, UK. I’m currently in my final year and my research is investigating how maternal diets (high-fat and also vitamin D deficient) during pregnancy impact on the baby’s skeletal muscle development and function in later life. […]

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Featured ‘day in the life of’: Rachel an environmental health specialist and ‘theblondebiologist’ blogger.

A Day in the life of Rachel (environmental health specialist and ‘theblondebiologist’ blogger): Hi, I’m Rachel and I have always been passionate about the ocean and marine life, but I wasn’t sure how to incorporate that into my career.  While on a research trip to Belize during my senior year of university, I realized how important it is for the […]

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