• Question: When you wake up in the morning before work, do you look forward to going?

    Asked by bethen to Sarah, Nicola, Jessica, Ivan on 21 Nov 2013. This question was also asked by sandra1redneck, wizzylicos.
    • Photo: Jessica Liley

      Jessica Liley answered on 21 Nov 2013:

      I’ll be totally honest, mostly every day it’s a yes, but sometimes no. But I guess you have that with any job!

      What I always love waking up for is getting into the lab. I love trying to find out more answers to my research, figuring out why things might be going wrong, and changing the way I do my experiments to get things to go right! It’s really satisfying when you finally get things working after days (or weeks/months!)

      It’s always good to have taregets to aim for, either daily or weekly ones, so you know exactly what to focus on. I’m much better at getting up in the morning when I feel more organised 🙂

      Overall, I really enjoy what I do and can’t imagine myself having another job really!

    • Photo: Sarah Tesh

      Sarah Tesh answered on 21 Nov 2013:

      Not going to lie to you, some mornings getting myself to work seems like a massive task! Not because of the actual work, I am just not a morning person! But once I’ve managed to wake up and had a cup of tea, my brain focuses on what I have planned for the day. My favourite days are when I am booked on a machine that will give me results showing whether or not my experiments have worked. It feels so good when you can actually say stuff works!

      I also find having a plan is good motivation for the day and means you tick stuff off and feel a sense of achievement. It’s great to feel you are making progress.

      Like Jessica, I can’t imagine myself doing something else. This is what I enjoy and I’m very proud of what I do. 🙂