I’m a bad case of jack of all trades but master of none. That’s the most concise way I can describe myself.
That thing that most people seem to do these days—specialising into something in particular and making of that a life career—just doesn’t seem to work for me. I did get a Master’s degree in mathematics, and my original plan was to be a researcher, but that didn’t happen. As said, following a typical career trajectory doesn’t seem to be my thing. I’m not trying to play special snowflake: I kind of envy people who succeeded at picking a clear path and following it to get exactly where they wanted, especially scientists. Personally, I feel like an electron with a double dose of uncertainty principle: I don’t know where I’m going and I don’t know how fast (or slowly) I’m moving, either.
One thing that I do know, though, is that I am interested in (too) many things, some more and some less. I tried more than once to pick one and discard the others—in part so that I could be like many others and finally specialise (and that failed), and in part because having too much stuff on your plate can and does get overwhelming.
Eventually, I decided to embrace the too-many-thingness of my existence, which resulted in this blog, a few things going on in the background, and god knows what other mischief I might be up to. If, for some unfathomable reason, that interests you, I guess you’ve come to the right place.
PS: You’ll forgive the occasional language fuck-up—I’m not a native English speaker.