In this manuscript, Kamini provides ideas that may help early-career colleagues on their paths in science, especially in research and academia. Kamini discusses the inevitability of failure at times, the importance of finding great collaborators and mentors and making time for the things that bring joy in your life, and suggest a few practices that will hopefully make us more pleasant human beings.
Learning through difficulties she shares two key points:
The world of science can be frustrating and difficult at times. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to others
Life is short, so go do something more fun than reading this article
Read on to hear about some of Kamini's struggles and words of advice as she navigated her science path.