A cold typical fall evening, I sped through the signal and heaved a sigh of relief as I approached the familiar building. Exam week and like for every other person at TU/e, exhaustion and caffeine were the only two companions for the week ahead. Taking the elevator lost in thought, my mobile suddenly beeped to an unfamiliar tone. One new email in the student id: on a Sunday?!
Engineering seems to have obtained an interesting hold on almost every aspect of our lives that thinking without it seems to have removed the essence from every train of thought we initiate. My observational skills have created a memory database that notifies me on a daily basis that there are at least two circumstances in a day when I end up comparing an everyday event to a scientific theory or a technical jargon.
Biking through the crimson red paths, learning to stay within the boundaries of the white lines, a quick look at the cloudy sky and the exasperation of the forgotten raincoat, I gave out a small sigh and kept on peddeling. Three weeks in Eindhoven and was I ignorant of the rain today or indifferent to its continuity?
I believe in travel being a teacher and independence being a friend and follow complexities of life with sarcasm and smiles. Waking up for a prosaic everyday life, spicing it up with a drive to keep learning whilst experiencing engineering..!
Like my favourite Bill Watterson said on life: "It’s never so bad that it can’t get worse"
Keeping it fascinating...
Akshaya Prabakar | KIC Innoenergy Masters student