I was really shocked to be nominated by seekingscience blog for the Sunshine blogger award earlier this week. Seekingscience is a blog ran by four lovely ladies that have a passion for science. They explain interesting things in the science world. Topics range from CRISPR to the most recent ,on the effect of the current heatwave in the UK on the environment. It is worth having a view of their site.
The sunshine blogger award is an accolade given by one blogger in recognition for work they find creative, inspiring and positive. I am still finding my feet at only two months in. My vision is slowly becoming a reality and having people see potential in what I write is heart-warming.
The rules are:
1. Thank the blogger(S) who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog
2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
4. List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post and or on your blog.
Now to get started on the questions:
1. What is the meaning of the title of your blog?
Catalyst in biology/ chemistry means something that causes an increase in the speed of a reaction without itself becoming affected. So “thecatalystinme” is the idea of pushing yourself to make all your dreams or ambitions come true without losing who you truly are in the process
2. Why did you start blogging
I wanted to make a difference in how people viewed science careers and make it easier to see the options available outside of medicine.
3. How did you get interested in science
Weirdly enough, it always clicked for me. In secondary school biology was my favourite subject so I just went with it.
4. What do you find the most rewarding and most challenging about blogging
The most rewarding thing is, only being two months into it I have already received amazing messages from people saying they have found inspiration through my posts and it honestly just warms my heart. SO THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT REACHES OUT. The most challenging thing I would say is staying consistent and trying to get my posts to reach the people I want it to.
5. Where do you hope your blog will be in a years time
I hope it becomes a place where students at various stages in their journey come for guidance and motivation. I hope it also builds itself as a place where people just interested in science come to find out more without being intimidated that science is “hard”
6. If you could visit any place in the world and why, where would it be and why
I think it has to be bali or Malaysia , It just seems like the ultimate peaceful holiday location
7. Would you rather go back in time or to the future
I think go into the future because I worry so much and I would want to know where my life is headed.
8. What is your favourite book of all time
My favourite book is “ My sister Jodie” by Jacqueline Wilson. This book really had a big impact on my childhood. I think it was the first book where I was extremely attached to all the characters.
9. Do you prefer twitter or Instagram
Instagram, I am a very visual person and just like aesthetically pleasing pictures
10. What has been the most exciting thing to come out of your blogging experience so far
Just seeing my vision finally come to fruition is very rewarding and also having a mental picture of where I can see my blog going.
11. How do you stay motivated to keep blogging