Today I would like to highlight a recent blog post by Athene Donald – What have I got to Lose? Once again Athene asks the questions which we should arguably all be considering. This blog post has certainly given me a lot to think about!
‘……What had I got to lose?’ was also the phrase that went through my head many years ago when I made the switch – that in essence made my career – from working on metals to polymers. It felt like a radical thing to do, but given that I was going nowhere, was bored with the field of research I had been in for the last 5 years, I couldn’t see a downside in switching to something new for which I held a postdoc offer. I couldn’t have foreseen how it would turn my life around, but I did believe it couldn’t make things worse………………….’