As you may have noticed, my posts have become a bit irregular in the last few weeks. This is due to the fact that I am about to start a new position as a medical writer in England. As you can imagine, this turn of events has caused quite a stir in my life.
While I found blogging immensely rewarding, I also discovered that it is also a lonely career choice. It’s easy to underestimate the value of simple coffee pause chatter and general social interactions when that’s the status quo. However, when your life becomes completely devoid of these simple gestures, it becomes less vibrant. I found myself longing for day-to-day connections.
Blogging also lacks mentors. Even though I started to take online classes to fill in the gaps of my writing knowledge, it was hard to gauge my progress. As a result, I was never quite certain if my style was improving or if it was even understandable. Moreover, I had personal issues with calling myself a medical writer when I had never before worked in the industry.
Now, all of this is about to change, and I am extremely excited to start a new chapter in my life. Unfortunately, this does have consequences for my blogs. I will be unable to provide weekly overviews of current research as I have been doing for the last year. My goal, once I am settled in my new country, is to post monthly overviews instead.
Also, I am considering posting blogs about my transition from academia to medical writing. I believe this topic may be of considerable interest to those also considering taking the jump. These will be found on my other the blog, The IBD Immunologist.
I see this period not as a discontinuation but more as a bumpy transition to more interesting content. I won’t be gone for long.