The Article That Made Teja
Not long ago I went to the Maldives to volunteer for the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme. It was an incredible two weeks, learning about the great work that they do, with the nicest people both in the program, and on the island. Near the end, the wonderful people at MWSRP asked some of us to contribute an article each to their blog.
I had not written for recreation for a long time. It was not easy to write recreationally, with a full time job in the sciences and in a corporation. The two require two very different modes of thinking that are difficult to switch between, and there was just too little spare time for me to do that. After a while I simply never thought of it again. Not even when I became lucky enough to eventually have that spare time, many years later.
It was in writing this article for MWSRP that reminded me how much fun it was to write.
Hopefully it is also fun to read!
Feature image credit: Clara Vaimiti