Where Have I Been?

I haven’t posted at all for around 3 months. This has been for a number of reasons but mainly because my life was completely taken up by a series of stressful things that meant it couldn’t think of what to write.

It sounds remarkably silly to even try to explain but my brain needs to be in on this to even make any sense or have any confidence in what I’m typing. That was the problem I faced, my brain just wasn’t in it at all. That meant that not only was I not able to physically write anything but I had zero ideas of what to write about. Nothing tangible to work from, research that never led to anything I felt happy with. I just kind of floated for a few months, trying to return with posts but struggling to start anything I liked.

However in the last week I’ve had two firm ideas for blog posts I feel like I want to write. I have something progressing from a previous post and something else that although on a slight tangent to my normal content I feel is interesting. I’m getting my writing buzz back again, and the focus is returning.

Hence, here’s a post just explaining where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to! Well I’ve been at work of course, and I’ve been working hard. I’ve gained Science Council registration to now have Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) status. Eventually I would like to gain Registered Scientist but this would be in several years with more experience under my belt. I may well write more about this in the future for anyone who’s interested in what this all means.

I’ve also now become a full member of the Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology Council as of last week. I cannot wait to start working on a series of projects and on different aspects of improving and furthering the careers of APTs. My aim for a long time was to get there and be involved in their work so I’m excited to have achieved this.

Lastly, the other big event was being able to finally hold our postponed wedding from May 2020. Although I got officially married in August 2020, we had a small registry office ceremony within the pandemic restrictions and postponed our big reception four times to wait for a safer day. Our plan went ahead with a big outdoors style ceremony in the woods, with our family and friends. We had our wedding in the way we had hoped, however still some people unable to come either through illness or inability to get petrol since the panic buying had started then.

I feel like we did this in the safest way possible, with an outdoors venue with plenty of hand sanitiser stations dotted around. We also asked that everyone take a lateral flow test prior to coming if possible to ensure everyone else’s safety. It was stressful and worrying, but it couldn’t have gone any better all in all. Especially since we seemed to time it well with a break in the constant downpours of rain of late.

So I’ll be back soon with regular updates, or at least I will try to. Take care and happy Sunday.

MG x

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