A letter to my unfinished business, aka my research career,
We first met in 2002. I was a dual degree student, studying science and education.
You were the Advanced Study Program in Science, a course “for high-achieving students interested in pursuing a career in scientific research”.
I reminisce about our year together fondly. You were interesting and enjoyable, we learned so much, and met many great people.
I was in another relationship at the time, and was quite open about it. I wanted to teach.
We were a great threesome – I loved science – I loved doing it, learning about it, showing it; but deep down I saw myself exploring the scientific world with students, rather than spending my days with you in the lab or field.