Picture perfect

On paper my life looks perfect. On the outside I look happy. 2 beautiful children. Happily married since years.

Over 10 awards and research grants.

Prestigious Research Fellowships.

Excellence Summer School.

Top 10 % of researchers in the Netherlands.

Nature Methods co-authorship.

High-impact papers.

You never know what is going on inside a person. Do not assume anything, because their life looks picture perfect.

Be kind. Be an ally. Ask “How are you?”.

P.S. This is 20 year old me. I look very happy and no one knew how I really felt. What happened to my mom took a toll on me. I am more resilient today. I am grateful I am alive.

-by Anna Schueth


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