Why am I here? Pt.1

Why did I choose Waterloo in the first place? This is the question I've asked myself so many times over the last few months I've been here. I chose Waterloo for its namesake. I thought that going to the #1 University in Canada would carry me through my university career. And I was clearly mistaken. Of all the program's possible, how did I end up choosing the most difficult one the university has to offer? I like challenges, but I did not know what kind of challenge I was up against at the time of my college applications.

To see the need and meet 'em has been my motto since my revelation a few years back. I've wanted to contribute to the society because I realized that I have been taking a lot of things for granted after my visits to the less-privileged around the globe.

Being a part of nanotechnology industry seemed really appealing at the time. Because it has so many practical applications, I thought it would benefit the others the most. I thought I was going to be the one to save the world upon reception of my Bachelor's degree. But now I know that I would have a much better chance if I put on a cape and fly around the world saving people.

2 Corinthians 5: 6-8
That's why we live with such good cheer. You won't see us drooping our heads or dragging our feet! Cramped conditions here don't get us down. They only remind us of the spacious living conditions ahead. It's what we trust in but don't yet see that keeps us going. Do you suppose a few ruts in the road or rocks in the path are going to stop us? When the time comes, we'll be plenty ready to exchange exile for homecoming.