Well well well, let’s start off by acknowledging the fact that I haven’t posted on here in FOR- EV -ER. But I do have good reasons for not..or do I? It’s been that long, I can’t actually remember them right now.
Anyway, from now I promise to be better at the whole posting thing (my intention in this moment is completely pure).
Let’s do a quick little recap,shall we?: Hi! I’m Haafizah, a 25 year old PhD Candidate in infectious diseases (parasitology/molecular microbiology). I have a BSc in Biomedical Sciences and a completed and verified IBMS registration portfolio :). I started this blog around the time of graduation as sort of ‘journey through the life of a scientist’ type thing where I could document the ups and downs in research/postgrad life, while offering (and accepting) some tips and advice for current and prospective researchers/scientists/students (basically for anyone who finds them useful!).
In case anyone is wondering how exactly my postgrad journey is going, let’s just use the fact that this is the first time in nine – ish months that I’ve actually been able to sit down and write a post as a benchmark for “normal”. And even as I write this I’m thinking about the list of things I have to do once I get into the lab. But as I always say, there really isn’t anything else I could imagine myself doing.
So, now that I’ve publicly declared it – keep your eyes peeled for more posts. Probably about the last few months and what I’ve been up to and how much has changed – as well as the things that will probably always remain the same!