Choices.

“What do I want to be when I grow up?”

Scientist. Dancer. Artist.

My choice was to be a scientist. From all the other possibilities it seemed to be the most reasonable one. I wouldn’t need to be talented or original to start in science. I would just need to be a hard worker and have a strong motivation. Although one of the key factors to be a great scientist is to think outside of the box, to see what no one else sees, I wouldn’t need that skill to give the first step. I could gain that skill from years of experience.

On the other hand to start in something that requires loads of creativity I would need a bright and shiny sparkle that would make me stand out from the crowd. Or you have it or you don’t. And I don’t have it.

“Did I make the right decision?”

I think I made the right decision. I can be a dancer, a photographer, a designer during my spare time. If I was a full time dancer I couldn’t go to a random lab and make an experiment during my spare time.

But.

There are moments, and they are becoming more recurrent, where I wonder “What if…?”

I have a crazy need to express myself in a creative way. I want to create dance choreographies. I want to take artistic photos. I want to make colourful outfits. Basically I want to have a more creative job.

“Will I continue in science after my PhD?”

Maybe yes. Maybe not.

IGC

Photo taken by Roberto Keller at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal, February 2010.
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One Response to Choices.

  1. Mariana Campos says:

    So so similar, we are so similar. In the same place in my life. I think I made the right choice. What will I do next? Time will tell. I am sure I will keep on love dancing, photographing, travelling and science. 🙂

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