Why now? Well it's all down to a chain of events starting with a course on applying for funding which included a very inspiring talk from Ceri Lewis (@CezzaLew) who in part was extolling the joys of twitter. Where have I been? I have definitely been 'all at sea' without twitter - it's like a little beacon of light in the darkness. Now I can keep up to date with what is going on in science as it happens. I have gone from being blind to twitter to being a twitter addict (helped by my newly acquired smartphone).
Twitter introduced me to a whole new world - the online world of women in science. I am
So I decided to take the plunge and start to blog. I'm not sure how the blog will evolve, or how often I will post. But hopefully it will resonate with others out there - male or female that are struggling to keep on the academic rollercoaster while experiencing the other rollercoaster that is parenthood. And please pass on any tips for doing this amazing juggling act, because I could do with all the tips available - I'm not sure I'm managing it very well!
Watch this space... ;)
(and follow me on Twitter @ClareEmbling)
ps. also planning to use the blog to share fascinating science :) So watch this space even if you're not a struggling scientist & parent...
* Eleven years as an electrical and electronic engineer (degree & working in industry) and now ten years as a marine biologist (MRes, PhD & on post-doc number 2)...