“I’m wide awake”.

It’s time to start again. To reaffirm where I am, who I am, and what I’m doing with this blog. I don’t know where my life is heading and so many other countless things seem to be happening out of my control, but there’s this one little thing here I can regain my control over.

This blog up till now will remain intact, as it is. This open space helped me through my last year of my degree. It documented the ups and downs and all that I have been through, and I won’t be deleting it just because a lot of it is no more, or because I’ve altered slightly the vision I had with this venture.

I am not afraid or ashamed to show a bit of vulnerability in this world that seems to prey on those who are at one with themselves and comfortable with who they are. I have been through enough and learnt from so many to know, it doesn’t matter, and nor should it. I am a human being, with emotions and intelligence and my own rightfully entitled opinions. I’ve loved and I’ve lost, I’ve cried, laughed, smiled and been broken to the point I couldn’t take anymore… It’s what makes us who we are, and I am not ashamed of that.

All that has happened that has been shared with you, my readers, has been a part of my life that has got me to where I am now, and it’s been open for so long for so many to see and come on this journey with me. I’m not taking that away, not now. It is staying, and will be incorporated into the fabric of this blog from here onwards.

With that said, I want to let you know what I want to do differently.

I want to bring a little heart to this world of science I’ve found myself in now. No, not in the literal sense of going all cardiac on this little venture of mine, but rather to bring a little bit of emotion and humanity, to all that goes on behind the lab coats and the goggles in the world of science. For so many science seems a heartless subject, one clinically white and devoid of laughter, life and love… but they couldn’t be more wrong.

Science has brought so much to so many of us, it’s changed lives and opened doors and has taught me so much about who and what I am through studying it. I’ve at times dabbled in entwining my life with the science around me, trying to marry the two as best I could, but now it’s time to take it that little bit further.

I want to use this blog as a means of keeping me sane and grounded, and to share the ups and downs as I have done so already, but also communicate those touching little details, those tiny little moments we take for granted or just expect, of what science brings to us in our daily lives.

Be it technology, or medicine, or life saving surgery, everyday we’re blessed with the amazing applications of science, and I want to give that to you all dear readers, with a touch of humanity, a sprinkling of emotion and a peppering of my opinion. I want to weave together the story of my life with the world of science. All the good, and the bad, and those pieces in between. To bring together two entities us scientists are told to try keep apart – who we are and what we do.

So, welcome, to Life Is A Science.

One man’s musings of his most ambitious science project to date.



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