Cherish Small Steps and Stay Rooted

A self-reflection on turning around a disappointing end to the year.

I wrote this to remind my future self, in case I ever get carried away again. If you like this, it’s a bonus for me.

Reach high, but stay rooted. (Photo by Peter Cordes on Unsplash)

By April 2020, the year was looking pretty bad for my freelance science journalism career in Malaysia. The pandemic cancelled or shrunk most of my field reporting plans. I have been gearing up…