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I’m back and 29

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Hello there, awesome reader. My name is Dr. 27. I'm older than that now, but I'm staying faithful to the origins of the blog.

This blog started 2 months before completing my PhD in a pretty southern university back in 2009. It was a way to practice my writing and take a break from all things thesis. My PhD is in a branch of structural biology where I studied some rather impressive stuff.

After completing the degree, I packed my life of 6 years in 3 days and moved to Canada to do a postdoc in a completely different field. Two years later, and after attending a lot of seminars, workshops and doing some much-needed soul-searching, I ended up getting out and looking for an alternative path to academia and industry.

The blog chronicles my mishaps, ideas, musings and tips on entering, staying and finishing grad school. It also talks about some (or a lot) of personal stuff. For a while, the blog became a place to talk about the frustrations of not knowing what to do after PhD. I wanted to explore alternatives to the traditional paths of research (academia, industry and goverment) whilst going back to my field of training (if at all possible). Eventually a job materialized. Follow my quest as I navigate the waters of being a staff scientist at a core facility.

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Hello there, dear internet! The BF and I made it back from Spain a few hours ago and I’m sure it will take a long while to get our internal clocks working, and I know that at least for me getting back into the routine will be h-e-l-l. I have too many wonderful things to tell about Madrid, I certainly hope to make a small guide to show some of the cool sites we visited. I also turned 29 AND got to celebrate the WIN of Spain in the World Cup. I met my wonderful nephew and I can say, without a doubt, that I am in LOVE! It was simply amazing. I hope he feels the same familiarity in a few months when I go back home for the X-mas break. I won’t be writing until a few days but I wanted to check in quickly and say hi!

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4 Comments

  1. leigh says:

    welcome back to the internets! 🙂

  2. Dr. 28 says:

    Thank you Dr. Leigh! I only checked my WP account and noticed your sweet comments. I hope to be bloggin’ sooner rather than later. I’m still recovering from vacation .. waaaaaahhh … *sigh*.

  3. […] – turned 29 and went to Spain. I still owe you the entry. I hope to post it before the year’s end with some pics and all. […]

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