It is almost the end of my Freshman year and I am seated in my room, Weld 16 on a rather beautiful Wednesday afternoon. I just came from my third class for the day – the future of globalization – which is taught by the former secretary of treasury for the US, Larry Summers. Today, we had an insightful lecture about foreign aid and whether or not it works. There are many questions that pertain the matter and I think there is much reason to believe that much still needs to be done.
The weather is beautiful and it is sunny outside. Today, when I woke and was walking to the dining hall for breakfast before my first class, I couldn’t help but marvel at the gentle warmth of the sun! I loved it, I love it and it is all inspiring. I am attaching a picture of the yard, which I took from right outside my dorm room.
As this semester comes to an end, I still have many questions lingering in my mind. Every single day I question myself about how I can best use my education to contribute most profitably and significantly to the world. Along the path, I have thought of so many things. Coming in as a Freshman, I had a firm conviction that I could contribute best if I worked to become a medical specialist, since my country lacks people like that. Along the way, my thoughts have wandered and wandered and continue to. I have thought about a career in public health, public service and many others. I however believe that at some point I will be able to discover my true calling; one that will give me daily satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment.
So much has happened so far during this semester, I have taken on really challenging classes that have kept me busy most of the time. I enjoy most of my classes but I have also come to realize that I have less interest in some other subjects. As I move forward, I will always make sure to carefully chose those classes that I can truly learn from and derive growth from. This semester, I am studying Math, Physics&Chemistry, the future of globalization and computer science. The latter is my least favorite one as I really find it hard to connect the subject matter. I pray that I am able to get a good grade from it.
I have also had other numerous opportunities over this semester including a week in India, a weekend in New Hampshire etc. I feel enormously grateful to God, my family and friends who have always extended their love and blessings to me! I feel that I am growing in great ways. One more month and a first year will be well finished!