one always says that long-term thinking is better than a myopic vision. it is tough as i can realise now, going through a phase of not being able to do what i want to do, but, the steps being taken will ensure that i am on track to do what i want to do. i don’t think i have ever felt this way, before. i did my bachelors in engineering because it was something which interested me, rockets, space ( and of course, my family members being engineers) naturally aided me to take up mechanical engineering. during the course, i ended up having a soft corner for fluid mechanics, in spite of having bad scores at the university exams. most of my courses in the 3rd and 4th year were more inclined towards mechanics of solids ( yes, there is a common fiber that can link fluid mechanics and solid mechanics, but, we did not get there ). due to my brother and family, and of course out of my own interest, i developed an inclination towards research and graduate studies. if i look back, there was a need, an urge from within which saw me through until i got an admission for a research course. however, i lost steam through the course of study, due to the fact that my research was not really practical and wasn’t of much use. sometimes, you will have to do things which you don’t really enjoy to the core and it is times like these you would probably learn the most as well. skills such as patience, perseverance, time-management and other multi-disciplinary stuff are something which you will acquire during the period and will carry with you for the rest of the life.
the biggest advantage is that it is in the field of engineering only and this is a skill which i need to learn asap to get ahead and get on with my life and do what i want. let me put on my hypermetropic glasses for the time being and listen to freddie mercury to get me going.