“Why Geology?”

“Why Geology”, indeed the most logical question we came up with in the first week of college. Be it the teachers, the seniors, the senior-most-seniors or the people around. And why not? It is, in fact, a simple, straightforward and reasonable question that must be answered. However, we discovered that answering to it was a little baffling.

My answers to them were totally inaccurate. I had the answer. But something was holding me back to open up with the honest answer. It seemed to me that either it was too stupid or too smart answer. Or maybe it was only the usual nervousness that couldn’t let me answer with freedom. Whatsoever.

Geology, to me, was “study of rocks”. Period. It only turned out to be revolutionary to me when I was stuck choosing geology as a major subject under FYUP change. Before that, I was more towards Environmental science (GEE. right?). I did think about Geology previously, but like I said, it just seemed to me a “study of rock” career.

I too have few paramount things I grew up dreaming. I dream to work that could actually make a difference. I never hesitate to dream big. A time comes when everything appears to be falling down but if one keep the never dying dreamer attitude, it all pay off well. And this has always worked out for me.

I want to travel every beautiful place that exists on this Earth before I die. British Columbia is one extreme example :’)

One of the greatest man of this decade has said,

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. – Steve Jobs

The environment around here is pretty noble. Professors, batch-mates, and all college people calibrate to my interest.

It was not at all clear where I am gonna end up with Geology while applying at the University of Delhi. But one thing was sure shot clear, that other options were equally (In genuine, more) dicey.

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. – Steve Jobs

I am in the midway of the 1st semester-ending exams. While preparing for the Earth System Science exam, I experienced a sudden ardor for traveling, Earthly observations and nature. I can now believe that this thing is actually taking me to the right way. The farther I am moving the closer I am getting towards my DREAM. Still not sure what exactly it will be. Or maybe something I am still not introduced to. But I am now pretty sure about the shape it is going to attain now. After all the dots can only be connect looking forward. Things are getting exciting. You never know what’s gonna happen next? 🙂

It can be easy to think simple. The mantras for quick reminder are: Belief in yourself. Keep looking. Don’t settle.

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