Life Lately || 5 good things about February

This year I am experimenting, as scientists do, we a few different types of blog post. I’m trying to bridge the gap between a ‘science blogger’ and ‘lifestyle blogger’. One of the ways I am trying to do this which is also really helpful for me too is to share these reflection posts each month; something that I started last month. So, in the name of celebrating the little wins, here are my good things about February:

We got the keys to the house!

We are now officially homeowners which is a really weird thing to say. But we have a first home, now it is just for the bit that I hate most – moving! But I am really excited to get in, decorate and furnish it to make it our own. More insights into our little home coming soon.

I got to visit Liverpool for my sister’s hen!

You guys know me by now. I love to travel and explore new places. Now while this weekend wasn’t one for much exploring, it definitely gave me a taste of the city which I would love to go back to. We did manage to head to the famous Cavern Club though. Definitely will head back there again. But I also can’t believe that was for my sister’s hen. Still cannot believe she is getting married in a few weeks.

I got selected for I’m a Scientist Get Me Out of Here!

I have been applying to be on I’m a Scientist for years. Since the middle of my PhD actually. I have helped moderate these events where school students can log on and talk to and ask questions to scientists from all over the UK. And now for the March 2020 event, I finally get my chance to be on the other side, and I get to talk about science communication. Let’s hope the students find that interesting as well as all the other research that my fellow scientists are doing.

I finished my first book of the year!

I started reading this one last year, but never quite got to the end because I used to read on my commute to work but I became so tired I wasn’t actually digesting, and when I say that the book was about sleep that didn’t really help things either. But I finished ‘Why We Sleep’ by Matthew Walker. I will be writing a review type blog on it very soon, but OMG everyone needs to read this book because it is so eye-opening. That’s all you’re getting for now. But while taking two months to finish a book might not seem like a great achievement, it is for me when I do next to no reading and want to increase that slowly. One step closer to one of my 2020 goals.

I am one of bluedot festivals blogger ambassadors for 2020!

The bluedot festival is a music-arts-science festival that happens in July under the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, UK. And this year I have been invited along as one of their blogger ambassadors and I seriously cannot wait for my first ever music festival. Also, very excited to meet fellow blogger, scientist and Instagrammer Sophie P whilst I am up there finally! You will recognise the Science Beaut from a previous guest post about medical communications. You can check out the music and science line ups here and get your tickets too. If you are heading there in July, let me know and we can have a meet up!

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So, those were my five good things for February. I have read such posts from other bloggers and I think it’s a great way to know a little bit more about them as well as spread the feeling of positivity and gratitude.

What do you think? Do you like the idea of this series? What was your good thing, or five good things for February? Am I asking too many questions?  Please let me know by leaving comments.

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