Introduction

I’m a creator. I love to write, paint, cook, draw and photograph. My wall is covered with pencil drawings I’ve done, a watercolour or two is scattered in there. The hallways of my house have photographs on them from various projects I’ve done purely for self-interest. I have two blogs (not including this one), one about animals and the other about cooking. I’ve written a novel, and have many more in the works (at least, I’ve got tons of ideas for more).

But what have I chosen to do with my life? I’m a scientist. At least, I’ve taken sciences all my life and am currently working on my masters in animal behaviour. I maybe feel like I’ve taken the wrong path, entering the world of ultra-methodical thinking in scientific research, but I love what I do.

I think what it comes down to is that I’m interested in pretty much everything. I told my supervisor as much when we were trying to come up with a research project. I told her that I thought I was interested in animal learning, but that I could be convinced that any project would be fascinating.

I’m not really sure whether or not this is a good thing, but I have to think it is. At least I have some direction right now – I’ll finish my masters and go from there. Still, I keep writing and drawing and blogging, and I don’t think I’ll ever stop. I just have too much fun doing it.

I’ve been blogging for about eight months now, and really enjoy it. I’ve got a fun blog about strange animals that I post to twice a week, and I just started a food blog with my friend. Still, these are fairly structured blogs, and reasonably impersonal. With this one I’m hoping to stimulate my creative juices by posting things I’m working on or have created. So look here for posts about writing, drawing, photography, and other random musings. Hopefully they’re enjoyable and will help me get over my fear of sharing things I’ve made. By the way, the cover photo for this post is a picture I took of the first sprout from my herb garden. It’s a symbol of my blossoming creativity, in case you didn’t pick up on that!

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