Imagine growing up in a home where everyone was a scientist.
Mom and dad both worked for a successful private lab in the city.
My brother was off to university to study microbiology, and our second born was already winning lots of awards in school for science contests. Then there’s me. I take after my grandmother, who is a successful artist. Her paintings are loved across the world. We feel like the odd ones out in our family since everyone else always has something scientific to say. You should see the places we vacation as a family. Museums are at the top of the list of attractions to visit. So it came as no surprise when dad demanded we go to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science last summer during our vacation in Denver, Colorado. My grandma and I had won the contest of where we should vacation. Our goal was to enjoy time at the Rocky mountains and get some inspiration. We got there mid-summer, and the heat was not merciful at all. Thankfully, the hotel we’d booked had an excellent indoor cooling system to keep all of us comfortable. Dad had mentioned the museum a couple of times during the stay, but we always managed to go somewhere else. Finally, two days before we were due to fly out, he put his foot down, and we all headed to the museum. It turned out to be such a neat place and inspired some paintings I would do once we got back home. The Denver Museum had quite a collection, from Egyptian mummies to dinosaur bones. Dad was an avid lover of everything to do with ancient Egypt, so this was the highlight of the vacation.