Winding Roads

You don’t need to know the way,

you will find a way.

My life. My way.

Ayse Kumsal Tekirdag-Kosar Ph.D.

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Welcome to my blog. I am glad you found your way here.

 
I love thinking & writing about ideas. And this is my home.
I write personal essays about my journey as an immigrant, parent, mental health advocate, and career shifter in midlife.
I believe in the power of storytelling and it is my goal to help others create a meaningful life and find their unique ways while living and sharing mine.
Meet with
The Scientist

BSc. Bioengineering

Ph.D. Cell biology

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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How to create long-lasting connections?

Building bridges

Celebrating my 50th post

NEW
Waves

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

Speaking up about the hard and messy stuff, acknowledging mental health is health 

Calm Lake

PARENTING & FAMILY

Healing generational trauma, learning to be a good enough parent and creating a peaceful family

Pink Blossom

CAREER CHANGE

Changing your career in the mid-'30s and what it takes to leave your years-long career behind 

Light in the Sky

IMMIGRATION

Leaving your home behind and embarking on a journey to become "a world citizen"

 
 

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parenting series

PART 1

The most undertrained job in the world

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