I hope everyone is going ok. It’s a hectic time, and I am certainly finding the mix of trying to simultaneously work, parent and school from home, not the most relaxing experience, although I realise I’m very lucky to be in the position to be employed and able to work from home. Everyone is facing their own challenges. I don’t know who to attribute this quote to but I heard it the other day and was struck by it – “we’re not all in the same boat, but we’re in the same storm”. I hope that you are able to find your own moments of respite during it.
In some happier news, we had our first National Committee meeting last week, which we’ve opened up to any current ASC members to drop into to learn what’s happening across the ASC network. Of course, people around the country are seeing how they can adapt their programs to online – whether this be quiz nights, journal clubs or science in the pubs. ASC NSW also have their new #FromTheLab series to look out for. I will be looking into whether there are some national online professional development opportunities we might be able to run during this time, so if you have suggestions of things you’d like to see please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.