“The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?”
Think about these once in awhile, and watch your answers change.”
-Illusions by Richard Bach
Who are you, then is the most simple yet the most profound of all questions one could ask. There are so many ways in which I could begin, but for the purpose of this blog, I’ll listen to what wise men say:you are what you do, your passions define you.
That being so, I’ll say I was a software engineer, and in some ways still am. Worked for five years-arduous and wonderful at the same time- with a leading software firm in India; made my bosses pay for a trip to the UK -where I stayed for an year and incidentally fell in love;in short had the time of my life, before I realized my heart wasn’t in writing software. No, that’s not true.
I knew it all along, but it was then that I decided to make the leap. Left my well-paying job, packed my suitcase and came to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to chase that queen of all Sciences:Mathematics.
To call myself a mathematician would be very presumptuous but I sure am trying to earn that title. When I get there, that’s all my “About me” page will say: “I am a mathematician.” And that’s all I would need to say.
For now, I can say (with no little joy) that I am a Phd student, working in the esoteric field of Algebraic Biology.