I have an academic mind. It is the pursuit of knowledge that excites and thrills me. I believe that our universe and all of the information in her are like pieces of a giant jigsaw puzzle, we need only put them all into place. To use another hokey metaphor, all knowledge is part of a giant web. Everything is connected and leads the seeker to another point within it. There are a number of seekers within this worlds history that desire to put that last puzzle piece into place, that desire to know the whole of the interconnected web strings. I am one such person.
Often I have been driven to short periods of madness as the whole spectrum of the knowledge I long to acquire is laid out before me, painting a rather daunting picture. Still few times I am able to tap into the boundless, experiencing the indescribable. I have asked myself countless times if it would be an easier path to strive for less, and of course, the answer is yes. However, I have vowed to myself that that I will never be Content. It is my journey to strive toward Knowing.
As those who know me are aware, I am a perpetual student. I thrive in the rigorous environs of the academic world. Deadlines do not bother me, and learning many new things all at once works well for me. That is why I spent almost 7 years pursuing my undergrad degree, and graduated one semester shy of receiving almost as my majors. I would have stayed to finish my last couple of majors, but it seems there is a cap on the amount of financial aid available to one person….
As I stand now, on unfamiliar ground, terrain I have forgotten how to navigate through, I know there is information out there that I must continue to seek, but I have been curious as to where the next bend in the road will take me. I believe at this juncture, I have found that “bend,” and now have a purpose and goal for this stretch of road. I have an area of study and it encompasses all of the various avenues that I have traveled down. I am thoroughly overjoyed to embark upon this quest, and more excited still to write about my travels.
On Samhain, the Witchs’ New Year, I shall formally dedicate myself to this task in the year that is coming, or for as long as it shall take.