After all the bad things that happened this week, I thought I’d post something on a lighter note. One of the grad students in the lab that I work in had her doctoral thesis defense on Friday (of course, she passed). Afterwards, the lab had a celebration for her, complete with Chinese food prepared by our honorary lab mothers (two of the staff scientists). What happens when a bunch of microbiologists throw a party?
This is why I love scientists. Also, in a more general sense, why I love where I work. When I was first interviewing at the lab, the PI told me, “We’re really just like one big family.” I was a little skeptical, but it’s actually true. I’m so blessed to be able to say that going to work is actually one of the highlights of my week. I love my job ♥