Well it’s the start of another week–and at least work wise, it’s going to be a shortish week, as there is a mini vacation on the horizon. This is also going to be a time for me to really try to get an plan in place for job searching (trying to figure out/narrow down my “why” and my “passion”), plus try to continue reminding myself that I need to slow down and spend some time doing other things other than just working and worrying about everything.

                    Monday Motivation

This quote jumped out at me today, for several reasons: (1) The basic message that we’re all born to stand out, and that we shouldn’t try to be fitting in all the time. This really resonates with me, as growing up I was one of the kids on the “outside”; I was never part of the popular/in crowd, and I wasn’t really part of the any other group. I was quiet (for the most part), introvert, and a bookworm. It has taken me a long time, but I am starting to embrace my quirkiness (I don’t really hide the fact anymore that I’m an pagan/wicca/atheist), I enjoy crafts (though I haven’t spent as much time as I would like working on them lately), and I read what I want to read. (2) Being different is a good thing (this reminds me of a webinar series I was watching recently on networking, and they talked about stepping outside your comfort zone).

I’m going to start spending more time on both things that make me happy (crafts, photography, spending time outdoors) and balance that with job searching, personal development, professional development, and increasing my scientific understanding (reading and reviewing [short blog posts] on different scientific topics–if there is something science related [biology/biochemistry/molecular biology]–comment and I’ll do my best to answer them).