Me, Myself and MissG

Gidget is ready!
Gidget is ready!

I have joined Blogging101 which starts today and our first assignment is to introduce ourselves and why we are here. I have written something similar recently as a 2014 review, so my apologies to my readers if this is all old news 😉

I went back and had a look at my Twitter bio since it shortly and sweetly sums me up: Scientist, salesperson, photographer, dog lover, frequent flyer, daughter, sister, BFF, human.

I am a scientist (biochemist) who decided to move to sales in 2005, as a specialist who teaches people how to use robots in science labs. I recently needed a change of scenery and was given the opportunity to become the national sales manager for another scientific sales company. My job involves a lot of travel, mainly domestically here in Australia and it is a very intensive role. To avoid burning out and to just be happier, I took up photography as an avenue to switching off the work brain, and opening up the creative side. I have never looked back.

I started this blog 10 weeks ago with the idea of sharing my views on travel in general, hotels, restaurants, luggage, etc. Fortuitously, I joined just before Blogging U’s Photo101 started, and I jumped right in having a tonne of fun and met so many talented, creative and sharing people. This has rapidly evolved into a photography blog and I couldn’t be happier about that. I still review hotels and restaurants occasionally, and I talk about my travel antics, but there is always photography involved.

I rarely leave home without my Olympus OMD EM5 and prime lenses, and also my iPhone 6 – these two cameras help me to document the world around me. I can very easily get lost behind the lens.

My feature image today, is Gidget, my Maltese x Lhasa Apso puppy, who really isn’t a puppy anymore. She turns 5 this coming Valentine’s Day. I love her dearly, she is my constant companion (except when I’m travelling of course) and you can see pictures of her in my previous posts.

Daughter, sister, BFF – my family and friends are exceptionally important to me. With the travel (38 flights last year), it is such a blessing to come home to them – they are always here for me, and I try my best to be here for them.

Human – well, yes, things go wrong, mistakes are made, drama erupts. That’s what makes us human. But it also gives us the opportunity to learn and grow and become better humans 🙂

I am happy to be here and can’t wait to meet everyone and see what this month brings us! I want to improve my photography skills and see if I have any writing skills outside of scientific journal articles, and I want to connect with other people who are working towards similar goals.

x desleyjane

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29 Comments Add yours

  1. Nice intro!! Cheers & happy travels. I’m also looking forward to the Blogging 101 course. 😀

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much Jody.

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  2. Great intro! So very cool, a biochemist and a photographer! I look forward to reading your posts. 🙂

    Best wishes from Canada,
    -Sunera

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Sunera – likewise, I look forward to reading yours! There are so many new posts to read here at Blogging101, it could become a full time job 🙂

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      1. It is so true! I should really be getting back to homework, but have been doing this for the past few hours!

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  3. lbeth1950 says:

    Hey I wanted to be a scientist whenI was a kid but my Mother said I’d go to Hell if I did. I hopes she’s wrong. I liked what you wrote and you seem too nice to go to Hell! By the way. My daughter’s a scientist,too! (The part about Hell was a joke)

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL, that gave me a really good laugh, thanks for that!!! Well, sometimes, when my flight’s delayed for about 8 hours then cancelled because of runway curfew, and I just wanna get home, it can feel like hell!!
      What field is your daughter in?

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      1. lbeth1950 says:

        Cell biology. Glad you got a chuckle. But if you do have to go to Hell, I guess you could find plenty of interesting people to talk to.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Ha! Absolutely!!
          Oh cool, I do some cell biology in my current role – well, imaging of cells mainly.

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  4. Hi, I liked your introduction. I really enjoy photography too! I almost went to school for it but, my logical brain told me that it couldn’t pay the bills. But, to this day, I still love it. I just began my blog but would like to share my photos too. Maybe you and I can share some tips and all, if nothing else, I ALWAYS love beautiful pics. FOLLOWED!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Excellent idea. I did photo101 and had a great time sharing photos. Thank you!

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  5. marashea says:

    Your dog is a cutie. It’s so funny because my little sister wanted to be a biochemist all through high school but decided to go for psychology instead. Great Post.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Marashea 😊

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  6. Love your intro! Must do mine. I’m repositioning my bloggy so it’s new new new time.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Aha – fabulous. And thanks!!

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  7. Desley, I had no idea you began your blog only 10 short weeks ago! I love how you jump right into the various WP challenges and just keep right on going. Kudos to you for signing up for Blogging 101. Your fellow participants are going to love meeting you. I know I’m forever grateful for Photo 101 hooking us up! And give adorable Gidget a few pats from me 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you Stacy – it’s been an awesome 10 weeks, people have responded so well. I’m grateful too and I will give her a cuddle from you x.

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  8. Well hello there you have done an enormous amount in 10 weeks its astounding and you dont seem like a new blogger, so you are going to be flying in more ways than one after the 101 i did this course a year back and feel sentimental about it as met lots of great friends, including mara. What fab piccies and puppy looks like a puppy wouldnt guess she is 5!! xx

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks luv. It’s funny and I’m not sure if you can make it out in the photo, but she ran through some paint that was drying on a tarp after I spraypainted some other things and now she has pink feet!! So cute!
      I’m looking forward to 101, I remembered you saying how much you enjoyed it and some other people did too, so I thought I should sign up. I’ve met some cool people already! xx

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      1. hah yes i can see it slightly 😀 very funny, such a sweetheart. Awe I would like to sit ont he sidelines of 101 hehe and say hello to everyone..sentimental fool that i am, you have probably done most things already x

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Today I have to review my blog’s name and tagline. I don’t have a tagline and I’ve wondered if my blog name is too long, but I like it and it fits me. Still deciding, which is why I haven’t posted anything yet 😜

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          1. I think it suits you too, if it feels comfortable don’t change it. A tagline is good though, concentrate on what you do really in it, a few key words 🙂 I look forward to your post on it laters x

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            1. desleyjane says:

              Thank you for that. Ok, I will muse away… But first, chicken, veggies and rice for me & GG x.

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              1. oh yum i am jealous lol

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  9. I love this! You describe yourself and all facets of who you are with such joy! I’m so glad our paths crossed on WordPress and always enjoy reading you! PS: the photo of Gidget is heartwarming!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you Lia, i appreciate that! I’m glad too – I think our friend Lucile introduced us ☺️ Thank you, Gidget is a cutie! X

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      1. Indeed I’m grateful to her as well!

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  10. guevaragema says:

    I love this intro! And you seem to be a talented photographer. Keep up the good work!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! ☺️

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