Dissertation writing without awe: A couple weeks ago, I was standing on the Oregon Coast at night time. For a week, it rained. Then, finally, on our last night there, the sky opened and revealed the bright stars against a backdrop of hues of black, purple, and white. It was one of those reminders that my worries, my problems, are not even a speck of dust in the scale of the cosmos. Then, I noticed the twinkling lights of human-built land, houses, businesses, and boats under this big, huge sky. For me, it was a contrast of the big endless possibilities above, to the practical hard-work driven world below. What would life be like if it was all about paying the bills? Would any and all of this be worth it, if the purpose of our life was to simply keep our houses clean, our fridge filled and our bosses happy? That, to me, seems like a life without awe. When I look at the stars, when I look into my childrens' eyes, when I hear the peace felt by those I serve -- when they make progress: I am filled with awe. That's why I'm so hard right now -- I'm working for awe. Why are you doing this hard work? Do it for awe. #dissertation#dissertationproblems#phd#phdlife#phdproblems#dissertationblues#dissertationlife#doctorate
Two years ago, I had the chance to share my modest experience in Biochemistry to underprivileged children in Brussels, Belgium.
This week, I had the amazing opportunity to attempt a well-known international conference in West Dover, VT, and share my data with experts from all around the world. What a great experience!
Slowly, bur surely, growing as a young scientist.