I am a German expat in the North West of the UK.
I used to believe that I was a scientist, and completed and BSc and an MSc in Biology. While logical thinking, data and spreadsheets still feature heavily in my day to day life, I also longed for a more creative connection. Also, after killing all my yeast samples, I discovered that lab work was not my strength.
Several years later, including working on a collaborative conference with charities and many other adventures (including a further Masters, this time in History), I embarked on some doctoral research. Unfortunately, during that time, my mother became ill and passed away. Combined with some health issues of my own, I ultimately had to abandon the project.
Now, I am trying to mitigate some of my own health issues by working for myself, as a freelance writer, editor and translator, as well as knitwear designer.
Bilingualism and multiculturalism
I was born in Germany but I have been bilingual in German and English since I was a child as my mother's work took us to several countries in several continents, including the UK. I completed the last four years of my schooling in Germany.
Degrees and failures
I used to believe that I was a scientist, and completed and BSc and an MSc in Biology. However, I always managed to kill all my yeast samples. It turns out, practical lab skills where not my strength. I also completed a MSc in history and communication, trying to find a place where my passion for science and logic could find a home.
While logical thinking, data and spreadsheets still feature heavily in my day to day life, I also longed for a more creative connection.
Work and mental health
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