Start of Something New…….

It’s been a really long vacation with nothing much to do.But,finally,my classes are starting!

Since I am now doing a course in English Literature,I am supposed to know a whole lot of things.If you were to ask me about microorganisms,plasmids,DNA,glycolysis etc. etc.,I am sure I’d be able to tell you something about all these topics.Now,what I am supposed to study is criticism and literature,drama and poetry,cinema and novels.

I am definitely excited about the prospect of learning all of this.But,it is going to take a lot of effort.And I mean A LOT. I had never heard half the words my classmates were saying today!.One of my professors from my science college told me that he appreciated my guts for taking english after graduating in science.I didn’t really think it was such a big deal then,but I am most definitely realising that it is.

It is going to be a very very interesting year.I am sure of that.It’s just that I am hoping my primary purpose of opting for a postgraduation in literature is fulfilled.That primary purpose,by the way,is to actually feel excited and interested in my field of study.

I am going to be reading some of the ORIGINAL works of Shakespeare.Not the adaptations or the simplified versions.I am not really sure if I will understand everything but it is a very good opportunity to try something new.That’s what I am going to do now.

Let’s see.Maybe my next post will be a review on the works of Shakespeare? If i understand enough to write about it,that is…

I think I will be more empathic now towards people who are opting for something new or different than their normal careers or even life.It is certainly the start of something new for me and I think I’ll manage just fine.

My very first blog!

Blogging is something relatively new for me.But,it seems like a really good platform for sharing my views on,well,everything.

So,what should my first ever blog be about?

I think a good place to start would be writing about why I am blogging in the first place.The reason is a really simple one,actually.I am blogging because I want to write.For the past 5 years of my life I haven’t done much of writing .Well,I guess you could consider all the exams I have written because they do take a certain amount of skill,especially when you have very little idea about what exactly the answer to a particular question is! It’s a writing tactic that most students are familiar with,I’m sure.

Now,after having studied science for 5 years,I have made the extremely odd and unexpected,atleast in my circle,decision of choosing a completely unrelated field of literature.I have always liked English literature but I never looked at it as something I could do in the long term.

But,I guess it’s better late than never,especially to do what you like.So,I have made my decision and I am planning to make the best of it.It is,after all,very rewarding if one works in the field of one’s liking.Then work doesn’t feel like work at all.I am just really hoping that this will be the best decision I’ve made till now.

I will stop at that,I think.More about everything later.