I did it. I found the career that will keep me entertained. After many experiments with different majors, I found the topic that will bring me joy and interest. Data Science.
My college career began with criminal justice. I always wanted to be an FBI agent. The older and more mature that I became, I realized that isn’t what I want to do. I have a gift for mathematics. I learned of this gift from a very young age. I knew that I needed to make full use of this gift. I knew I needed to reach my full potential in that realm. I changed my major to physics. I liked physics a lot but I began to have a curiosity for space so then I signed up for aerospace engineering. I wanted to be a rocket scientist. This plan would stay put until I transferred to a new school where it wasn’t a major. I had to switch to mechanical engineering. My schedule was filled with engineering and math classes. I noticed a pattern. I enjoyed the math classes, but I just tolerated the engineering. This led me to believe I should switch to major in math. After my first statistics class, I chose to have my degree emphasis be in statistics. I was all set. I researched careers and decided that being an actuary was a good fit.
My very last semester (now), I began to doubt the actuary career. I knew it was the right direction but not the right specialization. I wanted to be able to work in all kinds of industry. I wanted to be able to work with all kinds of data. Data Science had the best chance of offering me this. I quickly began to love data science. I would get excited for new data sets and learning programming. It was very addicting to continue learning skills that you could directly apply to data RIGHT NOW. No waiting for a job or anything like that. You could just download a dataset and play with it right away. Start analyzing it and making predictions. This could help in all aspects of my life! I have so many plans on using my skills to help my life go more smoothly. Anything is possible. It can be as small as analyzing video game data to see what helps me win more to looking at sports data to try to predict winners each week to predicting cancer or stock rates. It opened a whole world for me. I feel a bit behind due to the late switch but I’m just glad I arrived. Every day I learn new things in my classes, articles, datacamp, and all kinds of other online tools. I have many projects in progress right now and I’m so excited to see what will come from them. This will start my data science blog.
Data Science & Fitness. What a perfect combination.