You Only Live Life Once After All, Am I Right?
So this is a very flattering photo from my travels to Australia a few years back. I jumped out of a plane from 15,000 feet up that day and it was one of the most exhilarating experiences I’ve had in my life so far. It’s got me thinking.
I’m currently studying for a degree in Mechanical Engineering and have just started the dreaded second year. I pretty much decided in week one of the first year of my degree that I never want to be an engineer, and that I have a real love for business (aswell as backpacking!) and “being my own boss”. I wake up and go to lectures every day of the week and exercise my brain to the point where it screams at me. All the while there’s a part of me that says,
“Look at the big picture, why are you still here and not climbing a mountain in Nepal / diving on a coral reef / jumping out of a plane?!”
I’m finding it increasingly more frustrating to come up with believable answers to this question. My original answer was that a degree in Engineering brings with it prospects. However I’ve still not even decided how I want to make a living! Stock market trading, Blogging, Website consulting/analysis are all possibilities for me to work for myself as I do all either as a job or hobby currently. Now where does an engineering degree come into that?
|One of my favourite photos I took in Crete (would be awesome if the big ugly building wasn’t blocking the horizon!)|
I’ve loved travel since I was a child and my dad used to drive my family round the beautiful French countryside and other parts of Europe. There’s no better feeling I can think of than experiencing the warm, unfamiliar air of a distant land. Knowing not where you are exactly, and disregarding tomorrow like you’ll never meet it. Living for today is what I want.