I'm going for further studies
Last November, I began to reconsider the prospect of further studies. It would have to be between studies, my current job or something else entirely. But something had to change.
Work was comfortable, but I was looking for different and challenging. Another job was not going to make that happen.
I've put off studies for a variety of reasons. For one, I couldn't decide on what I'd like to be doing. An MBA did not interest me one bit. Computer science? Not so much.
Vaidehi and I had discussed this previously of course. When we moved into this apartment in December 2013, we gave ourselves about two years to figure this out, when the rental lease agreement is up.
That's coming to now and the time feels right.
I loved the courses on Human Computer Interaction during my undergraduate studies immensely. I had never really stopped thinking about that. When it comes to work and projects, I had a lot of fun when I built something for other people to use. This was abundantly clear to me at SenseGraphics AB, a firm which was using its open source toolkit to build haptic applications for stroke rehabilitation. At IBM, I loved working with clients to prototype and develop their ideas.
So I applied for a Masters in Interaction Design and Electronic Arts at the University of Sydney and got in. The programme looks like a great fit for what I'd like to be doing and I couldn't be more excited. I want to be better at this. A lot better.
It's a big change. I'm moving to Sydney later this month. For the first time in years, I'm scared. I think that's good. I feel alive.