#AtoZChallenge : To Engineering

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Dear Engineering,

When I was a kid at different points of time I wanted to be something- sometimes a teacher, sometimes a chef, an astronaut, a doctor, a writer, a policewoman and the list goes on. I never really thought about being an engineer, because at that time, an engineer to me was one who designed the houses and buildings. And for some reason I wasn’t inclined to being one. Time passed by and soon I was asked what do I want to be in life. I had no answer because I’d never given it some serious thought. And then there came a time when I had to make a decision- at least the one that gave me some direction. Science it was in plus two- but I thought I wanted to be a doctor. But the laws of physics and integrations and differentiations of calculus, sine theta, cosine theta was I liked to do. Though basic science was my love, I was pushed to study something that would help me earn in the long run or so it was said.

When I landed a seat for Electronics and Communication Engineering, I knew it was just the beginning of the journey. Engineering to me at that point of time meant making awesome gadgets- but when I was supposed to draw the front, top and lateral views, or when I was using a pipette to get the exact amount of acid while being careful not to drink any, I was disappointed. What am I doing with my life, I thought. And then the next three years taught me a lot- those never ending zeros and ones, the currents and voltages, the transistors, the diodes, the oscilloscopes that never really gave us the sine waves when we wanted it to, the LED that refused to glow, the capacitors that we burst and not to forget- missed semicolons, the unclosed brackets and tags. While these were the little things, I realized that it was the culmination of these things that was making all our lives easier and better. The marvels of engineering which I’d failed to recognize before were now there for me to see.

“Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.”
-Scot Adams

Yes problems I’ve created and that struggle to find the solution, I’ve experienced. Looking at how life after the 4 years of study of engineering has been so far, I know what I have learned so far is just the tip of the ice berg. But I’m glad that I chose you engineering! 

An engineer,

I'm taking up the #AtoZChallenge and my theme is "A letter for a letter". So make sure you read all the letters from A to Z. 
Also participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge.

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