Don’t ‘try’ to be anything- just be yourself.

I was going to post about something else today- but this post by Sheril over at The Intersection came into my reader this morning. It’s not glamorous, it’s not flashy- but it’s a truth, and one worth listening to and taking to heart.

Science is after all, a very creative process so you’ll stand out from the pack by being your-one-in-seven-billion-self. And remember it’s okay to express the many dimensions of your personality from serious scientist to rock star drummer and back again. Because it’s boring to subscribe to anyone’s notion of what it means to be whatever it is you aspire to be in the same way it’s boring to be another cog in the wheel. Throw some sand in the gears and shake things up when appropriate. We rarely remember those who play by every rule, so take the road less traveled and see where it leads.

In other words, don’t try to be a “woman in science.” Be yourself. And shine.

It made me smile, and nothing I could imagine writing could improve on it. Go on over there and read!


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