Today, I had the first class for a summer course I am taking. The professor walked in with a great energy, and told jokes throughout the class that really made it fun. For the first time in a long time, I felt a new sense of motivation, a sense that I want to do this, to become this person. For the past two years I have faced a lot of challenges, and many of them have discouraged me. Now, I feel like I’ve truly found my passion again.
I felt this when the prof joked to the class “I know people think math is boring.” To which I thought No it’s not. In a more serious tone, he later said “math is a universal language.” This is a statement that I completely agree with. Just like spoken word, art, poetry, photography and design can be methods of communication, so can math. The numbers and symbols that make up math are simply a different medium that is used to communicate with.
I guess, what I’m really trying to say in this post is that I feel really okay, and it’s a nice feeling right now. I feel really comfortable with myself and what I’m doing, and I’m not going to quit. I sat in that class and knew that this is what I want. I want a degree in astrophysics so deeply that I can’t imagine myself in something else. I love physics and science, and I always will. This is my life, my dream, and I will fight for it with everything that I have.