Ten years ago, I clearly saw a ghost, and she talked to me. It was my mother. She had died just 24 hours before. Her face was 10 times larger than life, in the form of a moving, pulsing hologram of sparkling lights. My mother was laughing at my surprise. She drew closer, and when she reached me, I felt as if I had been physically punched in the chest. It took my breath away and filled me with something absolute: love, but also joy and peace — and with that, understanding that love and joy and peace are all the same thing. Joy comes from love. Peace comes from love. "Now you know," my mother said.
WHAT IS LIFE?
People think of life in many different ways. I think of life as a chance to make somthing of your self and become you. Others have other opionions, such as doing somthing daring, religiouse, they think of life as a game. Life is NOT a game, its not a cheat code like in a video game, its not a reality tv show, its not some thing you can fast forward. Life is the thrill. So when you think of life as a game, dont. When you think of life as a cheat code, look at that one again. Becasue what you dont realize is that it could end any second on any given day. There is Qouts that tell you about life, but one I think of most pastionitly is by a man named Charlie Chaplin. He once said ” A day with out laughter, Is a day waisted.” This really made me think of life. What challenges there are. What adventures may come your way. My dad told me ( Robert Fox) ” To go with the flow.” I try. Thats all you can do is try, and see what happens in the next seen. And I myself, Gabby Fox, will always make it a point to help myself last through life, and others like you FIRST.
Receiving my monogrammed white lab coat was a rite of passage for me. It represented the confirmation that I’ve entered a world where I can scrupulously investigate the delicate intricacies of the brain and nervous system. It’s a world where I witness firsthand the transformation of raw ideas, that were once a mere hybrid of curiosity and prior knowledge, into pending solutions for the tribulations that plague humanity. Eight researchers in my lab are female. These intelligent, passionate women are beacons of achievement in their respective fields. Their example both challenges and humbles me. They invest in my scientific future through every moment they spend with me. I hope that someday I’m able to repay that investment by further proving the point that women belong in laboratories and scientific institutions, where they can excel. I would like to banish, once and for all, the misguided mindsets about where a woman’s “place” should be. In the meantime, I’ll be in the lab.