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I have not been posting much lately, mainly because I've been going through a lot of life changes and major events in a very short span of time. I defended my thesis, started a new job, and I'm in the process of moving into a new home with the person I love. This is a lot of stuff to process in a short time, and all of it has been amazingly stressful and wonderful. It seems like every corner of my life is rebooting and starting anew, which is terrible and exciting, and suddenly I feel very adult, which is foreign to me. I don't know. I'm dealing with a lot right now.

I'm both sad and relieved to no longer be a graduate student. Sad because I'm going to miss academia, and I'm going to miss belonging to the tribe of graduate students. Relieved because, let's be honest, it feels so good not to be tethered to my thesis.

I started my job with nervous trepidation. I had no idea what to expect, because I've had lots of jobs but this is the first time I've had a career. It is amazing. I love my job deeply, and I am so lucky to have found a job that suits my needs and uses my exact skill set so perfectly. Suddenly a lot of things make sense to me now, like the reasons why people spend so much time and money going to college. It is so rewarding to have a job that you actually like doing!

As for the moving, well, let's just say I'll be going from a one bedroom apartment to a lovely condo with two floors and a backyard with ivy and apple trees. I get claustrophobic easily, so this is good news. :)

It only seems fitting, what with the scenery changing in the rest of my life, that I turn over a new leaf in blogging as well. As of this post, the blog C6-H12-O6 will be no more. I have enjoyed my time here at Field of Science and would recommend it to any new science blogger looking for a bit of community and exposure, but it is time for me to move on.

I've been invited to blog for the new Scientific American blog network, and I accepted their offer. I'm starting a new blog called Crude Matter as of today, so please come join me at my new digs, read my first post, and have a look around the other blogs on the new network!

If you follow my blog on Facebook, you won't need to change anything. I will update that page with the new blog information very soon. If you follow me via RSS feed, please switch to the new feed ( If you have this blog bookmarked in your blogroll or internet favorites, please update to the new URL ( I look forward to seeing you there!

Image by Flickr user Andrew Huff.


  1. Congrats Michelle, Best of luck at SA!

  2. Congratulations on all the wonderful changes going on in your life right now! Looking forward to reading your new blog.

  3. Congratulations and good luck with the new blog!

  4. Congrats on all the wonderful changes in your life. Yay for being an adult! :P Looking forward to more wonderful posts on your new blog!


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