In this talk, I will take a tour of my academic and professional career, sharing anecdotes from my life that were key to my personal development. My main message is the importance of being true to oneself to dedicate ourselves to what makes us happy; In my case, science and communication. Among the points that I will address are: the importance of references in adolescence, the choice of career, the learning of the doctorate, my (in) experience as a Secondary Education teacher and my facet as a scientific disseminator.
In times when there seems to be an obsession with specialization, I claim the advantages of multidisciplinary training to be a good professional. In this sense, the performing arts, languages, music, dance, volunteering and reading, which accompanied me throughout my life, made me the scientist and populariser that they are today.