A few people lately have seemed surprised to find that I wasn’t studying journalism or media. I guess that would make sense – all they knew was that I had a blog and was photographing everything in sight! I do like writing – on my own terms. 🙂 People seemed kinda surprised when they asked me about my plans for next year too, when I answered ‘a maths/physics degree’. Yes I do physics; yes it drives me mad sometimes. It ain’t no walk in the park. Geeky though I am, I still like all the ‘glam’ stuff and doing my makeup and wearing nice dresses. Glam maybe isn’t the best choice of vocabulary as evidently I’m NOT all that glam – I can’t even apply lipstick properly FGS. But whatever, you know what I mean. Opinions have definitely changed over the last few years about girls and science and I totally understand why journalism was the obvious assumption to make, but it just started me thinking!
The thought of putting all your eggs in one basket and having one ‘interest’ just seems strange to me. Obviously some people have a life long passion (I hate that word but can’t think of a better one) for something, and that ‘something’ is all-consuming and they work their butts off for that ‘something’. Me though? I have multiple ‘somethings’. I don’t sit squarely in any one box – I’m one of those science-y people, one of the textiles arty gals, and one of the history people. At first I thought I was just indecisive and wanted to keep my options open, but indecisive would imply that I’ll make a decision at some point. And I probably won’t. I’ll continue with this ‘finger in many pies’ mentality for as long as possible and write about it all on here. 🙂
Wearing my glasses because A) I can’t find my contact lenses and B) what better way to fit a geeky stereotype eh? Why on earth there would be any correlation between academic interests and eyesight I do not know.
ETA: my brother informs me I’m actually a nerd, not a geek. Sorry for any confusion.
lily kate x