To my dear scientist
Updated: Mar 29
I am so proud of you.
You have been extremely hard-working and resilient.
You worked so hard to be where you are.
You earned every bit of your life.
You worked day and night (even during your maternity leave...)
You gave everything, maybe too much sometimes.
You believed that if you work so hard, you will find a good job and place to stay.
And indeed you got it.
Life did not let you down. It took you so far (across the ocean!)
I am sad to see you go because I still love you.
I loved being the scientist.
I am not leaving you because I don't love you anymore.
Not because you are not good at what you do.
I am doing so because I realized there is so much more to me that just you.
It is through you, the scientist, that I decided to leave everything behind, take a leap of faith, and become a student again.
You gave me the courage to be a learner.
You taught me to be brave.
You showed me the world is more than just the lab, the bench, and my pipette.
You made me who I am and I am so grateful to you.
Don't you also think we had a great journey together?
I hope you do, too.
Thank you, for everything.
You will be always part of me.
Now it is time to let you go.
Forgive me for letting you go.
February 10, 2021
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