This write-up is the result of a sudden change of the state of my mind. It’s 10:26 pm. I was indulged in analyzing some data related to my research work. And out of nowhere, I turned to my laptop pondering about something vague. And the outcome of the ponder is this blog!
Well, I have lately realized that nothing keeps me occupied for a sensible duration of time. One moment I am reading a book, the other I am sketching, and some moments later I am scribbling something in my notebook trying to figure out some logic to put in my code. And in between all this, I sometimes go to the kitchen to drink water/juice or munch on something.
These mood swings do not happen frequently. But on the days they do, the moods span a whole variety. Or should I say , a rich variety.
If I extrapolate this single-day mood swing to my life and thinking in general, I do see some interesting things at the outset. The amount of flexibility in choosing a career path or a research path while doing a Masters’ has led my mind to go through infinite thoughts. Infinite transient thoughts.
There is a greed in me to learn about every new field that I encounter. The concept of interdisciplinary research excites me. I feel enriched at times for at least having had an acquaintance and familiarity with a wide variety of domains in one year of my Masters’ program. I feel great being exposed to such variety and having got opportunities to learn more and more about quite a lot of things.
But, there is one major worry, one major concern that bothers me. Will I be able to pick the most interesting field out of the very many and make my mind focused? At this moment, I am quite comfortable loading my mind with different domains. But someday, I will have to choose. How wisely will I be able to zero in on something in particular?
With such questions in mind, I still am optimistic that I will figure out an answer soon. May be interdisciplinary work is what I will prefer at the end of the day. But making wise and pertinent decisions sits at the core of everything. Risk-taking is worth but I believe only to a certain extent. I am currently enjoying this phase of variety. Hopefully, it lasts longer!
At least my mind is not burdened enough. It’s perfectly sane. I can still blog my thoughts. But as I mentioned at the beginning, today is one of the mood-swings day. So I have to switch to something else. I hope to write more and more. And may be in the process, I figure out something that works!