|Dr. Amrita Madabushi, PhD.|
Dr. Amrita Madabushi, our regular storyteller, shares her story of going from her childhood dream of doing a PhD to finally finding her true calling.
I lived and grew up in a small university campus. Life there was quite different from the rest of the world. Both my parents had Ph.Ds and so was true for many of their colleagues and friends who were all professors. I must have seen many PhDs by the age 5 or 6, to have the impression that everyone with a career in Science does a PhD.
Inspired by my parents, and fascinated by the world of science that my parents showed me, love for books, spending time on science experiments, including late nights at a telescope in university, building periscopes, kaleidoscopes, my first dream for my career was to do a PhD in science. I grew up with those little things and the notion of doing PhD, may be till I entered my high school years and I felt silly on realizing that not everyone does a PhD.
This was my true calling, lurking around my childhood dreams. I am glad I listened to it. I have inherited it from my parents or grandfather too, but beginning to teach was like beginning to live a dream. Four years later and full time into teaching now, it still feels the same, like a dream, and I truly hope it feels that way many years from now.