Part 1: FML, Part 2: MLIA, Part 3: Back on track
Part 4: The best two weeks of my life?
And we're back on the air. Reality hit me like a brick to the face on a Sunday morning. School started and my god the pace is fast, I can't even compare it to anything. Last semester I got the opportunity to take 2 classes at the university and they must've been the easiest classes they had to offer at the time. Back then I could spend... 2-3 hours of day on schoolwork and still be ahead of schedule by like a week or two. Now my standard is 8 hours a day at school and then I read for an hour before I go to bed and my longest day so far was 12 hours at school and 2 more at home. But the thing about this is: I fucking love it. The classes I'm currently taking are challenging and I can see real life use for what I'm learning (something I've always needed to study).
But there has still been something that's been nagging me. I've never been a "worrier". I'm the guy who comes to school and just chilled. Like today. We had to interview a PhD for a class and the two classmates I was going to do the interview with were both really nervous. They knew the questions by heart and just had that "what if he realizes I'm over my head"-look. I just read trough the questions once and relaxed. But in three years (yes I know, it's a long time from now) we have to narrow down on a field we want to study in. We have "information and communication technology", "signals and systems" and "build in systems". It's basically if we want to go deep in the programming area, network area or hardware area. And in the back of my head I've had this little voice going "but what if you chose the wrong one, then you're stuck in a field you don't really like"
Turns out that interview might be the best thing that's happend to me in quite a while. The first question was a huge one "what are you currently working on", we knew it had something to do with WLAN and wireless sensors to do but not much else. So he started explaining and I just had this huge revelation. "This is what I want to do". Everything he said sounded so interesting, beeing interested in networking I also understood most of the things he said (on a more basic level ofc). So today I made up my mind for a descision I dont have to make for another 3 years. But it just feels so right!
I interviewed a PhD today and he made me realize in what area I want to specialized!