Hello lovely people,
I hope you're having a wonderful day and have spent moments doing something you really enjoy.
As you're reading this I am helping at my Sixth Form open evening and last Thursday I was doing the exact same, except that it was for the entire school. Whilst wondering the Chemistry department I came across a year 7 boy, short in height, friendly and, more than ever, passionate about what he was doing in that moment.
He asked me: 'can I show you how to do this experiment?' and although, I've done the test for hydrogen many times over the course of my school career, I said yes because I could see the excitement in his eyes to talk me through what he was doing. As he added the Magnesium to the Hydrochloric acid I placed my thumb over the test tube and he lit a wooden splint in the bunsen burner. He swiftly brought the splint over and got me to move my hand a squeaky pop sound could be heard, indicating that hydrogen was present. Hearing the pop his eyes lit up and he looked so proud of himself, thanking me for letting him talk through the experiment and then turning to show someone else.
The passion and excitement he was showing in that moment were wonderful to see and it ignited my passion and love for chemistry. It makes me want to put my all into everything I do and try to enjoy everything I love that little bit more. Take blogging, for example, I want to plan and prepare and be proud of every single post I put up because it makes me happy. I shouldn't be embarrassed to talk about things that make me happy and you shouldn't either.