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.”
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!
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