I discovered a career in science later in life. An English major, I took up beekeeping as a hobby when I won my first hive in a raffle. Now bees are my full-time job: I'm a research scientist and publisher of the pollinator magazine 2 Million Blossoms.
Endless curiosity drives me. Science is intoxicating and empowering. When you uncover a secret, something nature unwraps, after so much effort and determination, you can’t help but feel a bolt of electricity run through your body. Discovering something new brings a smile to your face. So welcome, look around, share in the magic, nature's allure, and all the smiles.
I remember in college a guy telling me I was too smart to date. His loss! Don't ever shy away from being brilliant. Smarts will take you far both in your career and in your life. And I don't only mean book smart. Smart comes in many different forms. You may be brilliant at creating things. You may be street smart. You may have incredible intuition when it comes to interacting with others. Hone your brilliance and shimmer on.
When I'm not at work, I really love to be in nature, especially anything involving water. It rejuvenates the mind, clears my thinking and helps me come up with creative solutions. Kayaking, boating, swimming or just being near the ocean. The sound of waves is immensely soothing.
Artisan cheese is divine. But I also am addicted to travel and exploring our beautiful planet. At home, I can relax to a well-produced TV show like Amazon's Bosch or Fleabag, usually with my cat Galveston snug on my lap. He's my apiary cat and quite the road warrior, keeping me company on many trips.