In addition to searching for approval for courses I would like to take in Aus, I also have a quiz today, a presentation and essay due tomorrow, and a lab exam on Thursday. The lab exam wouldn't be that bad if it weren't for memorizing all the bones and muscles in the human body.
But you know what? All is well in the world, because even when I'm feeling the most down, the most stressed, or without any energy, I just remember that I am a young scientist.
Science has almost become a faith for me at this point. I place my faith in science before any religion, and in turn science rewards me by satisfying my curiosity. There are many different types in which I am able to explore, theoretical physics, quantum chemistry, molecular biology or astronomy. Once you realize the beauty that is in each of them, you don't really look at the world the same way anymore. I've had several epiphanies over the course of my academic career - one of the biggest being the electron transport chain and the chemical need for oxygen - but another to look at us as organisms defying entropy by using energy.
While many people find comfort in the belief that there is some other place for our loved ones, I find comfort in the fact that our loved ones had the opportunity to inspire us, and change us in ways that we might not understand. Though they are not here anymore, the human brain allows them to live on, mimic their personality traits, and have memories that stay with us for a lifetime.
Anyways, with that I have to go back to studying, and head over to the university travel agency to find out what is going on.
I'll leave you with this video, which has been one of my favourites now, the same as Carl Sagan's the Pale Blue Dot.