Hey all! I started a new writing gig last week, and it’s completely different from anything I’ve ever done before.

I studied journalism and creative writing in college and spent all my post-college years writing features for various magazines and websites.

And now I’m writing about medical instruments and soaking up information on hemoglobin and haemolysis. Yes, I’m turning into a medical geek now, surrounded by scientific lingo like POCT (point of care testing) and IVD (in vitro diagnostics) and capillary action (the act of drawing blood via a medical device).

It’s a whole new writing avenue but it’s actually pretty exciting! I’m mostly editing and writing for their websites, and TO BE EXTREMELY HONEST, I am enjoying the challenge of learning something new. 🙂 I like it here. I’m on new ground now… and you know what they say.


Bloom where you are planted.


Speaking about blooming, I made some rose dolls at the office the other day. I was turning over the three-day old rose on my desk and thought, “Hey, the rose kinda looks like a skirt. A ballerina skirt. A tutu!” So after some snipping and stapling, I created the Bubbly Ballerina. Two of my coworkers really liked it, so I offered to design rose dolls (Sexy Diva and Runway Star) for them too. It was fun! I know the dolls could be prettier, but that was all I could manage with a stapler and a black marker pen. Lol. And I made sure to give each one a mini photoshoot (using the cardboard of a table calendar).

So I don’t have fancy desk decorations like a potted plant or a vase of fresh flowers, but I have the Bubbly Ballerina and she’s a special little thing. She definitely makes this “blooming” process a lot rosier. 🙂



  1. ysshael

    Can I please have one but I want a tulip diva. I’ll be waiting. Haha 🙂 Congratulations on your new job, carissa. 🙂 Maybe I should test you on medical terminologies (as someone who went for nursing for two years and currently works as a full time secretary in a hospital who is in school for Media and communications). Haha!

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