I’m a computer engineering major, and I’m sure a bunch of you can relate to the fact that you are involved in things that have nothing to do with whatever you study. I write here, play cello, and poll people for work, which doesn’t exactly translate as your typical gamer gal who immerses herself in the screen. And I get it, there are a lot of people out there who only live in their respected fields. But in my case, it’s impossible to abandon my creative outlet.
As a supposed “geek,” I am always asked these questions:
1. Shouldn’t you be in robotics or something?
Is that what you really think all of us do?
2. Don’t you enjoy your major?
Very much so. Otherwise I would be doing something else.
3. You don’t seem like an engineer (yes, that is Tesla).
“Seeming” like an engineer and actually being one are two different things. I didn’t choose engineering; it chose me (not like I’m a slave to it or anything).
4. If you’re so into writing, why aren’t you just a communications major?
Communicating and introversion don’t mix well. Plus, the reason why I enjoy it is simply because I don’t dedicate my life to it. I enjoy every drop of blood, sweat, and tears.
5. Will you ever do something that goes with your major?
Yes. I will do internships, and study abroad, things of that sort. But until then, I’ll be involved in whatever I want, thank you very much.
Artwork was done by Clarissa Vidaurri, a good friend of mine. Check out her other work at meijijingu.tumblr.com