Today i worked my last day on the fast-food restaurant. It was a day filled with highs and lows, people who treated me like shit, and people who were polite and nice to me. I treated them all the same. I observed the frequency behind the face, and gave them the best service i could. Working with people must be the hardest thing in the world, it is almost impossible not to be affected. But i have done my best at that job, and i think it is because of that, God gave me the perfect job for me, at the salmon-restaurant.
When i came home i checked my emails, and one of them stood out from the rest to say the least. It was from Lund University, congratulating me for being accepted into the Bachelor’s Program in Mathematics. It was surreal. I accepted the offer right away, and all of a sudden my dreams became true. When i began this journey, by quitting my job at my Fathers company as a Tiler, i would have never in my mind guessed that i would study Mathematics at the best University in Northern Europe. But here i am.
The work is far from done, but i am at a landmark that i will celebrate for a long time, or until i start at the University. I am prepared to work harder than i have done in the past. But i will do something i have grown to love, i will create my future and spend my days with people that has the same interest. It is a strange feeling, getting what you want. I feel so balanced now days, but to just think of my journey is more than enough for me.
First of all, i would like to thank Janet Swerdlow. This woman has from across the Atlantic Ocean, inspired, mentored, taught, and gave me more help than anyone in my life have ever given me. She has been my Northern Star trough this whole journey, and i am pretty sure that things would have been different, hasn’t she been there with her wisdom. Thank you Janet, you are the wisest human being i know, i am forever grateful.
What do you think of when you think of a Mathematician?
What are you relationship with Mathematics?
Do some of you have similar experiences, getting what you want?