The cold has taught me one thing. And that thing is to never complain that the weather is hot and maybe in the future to never complain that it is cold. If you ask me now if I miss home, I will tell you: "YES! I MISS HOME!!" I miss home because I miss heat. Imagine being in a fridge the whole day and you won't be able to get out for the next 3 months and it only gets colder day by day. But the good thing is, you get to enjoy hot drinks like hot chocolate or a hot cup of Chocolate Irish-Cream Mocha and you really appreciate it. It tastes better during the cold. Some free time before I start my revision for my first exam here in Melbourne, so I looked back to some old pictures from my college years. One thing for sure, I have stopped (for the time being) from asking myself why am I doing architecture and why I want to become an architect. I realised that the reason most of us do it because of passion. Trust me, if there is no passion, you won't make yourself suffer for more than 4 years in Uni then your lifetime as an architect when you graduate.
My reasons into why I think I am in architecture:
1. We are given/shown the world.
2. Because we are not into saving lives.
But we are interested in letting people begin new lives. Architecture does not only concern the aesthetics of the external but also the internal. We all need a place to live, to find shelter and to start a family. Don't tell me you want to start a family on an open field.
3. Its a journey.
No one ever says the road to a career is easy. So why is architecture any different? We get to see the world through books and through travelling to places. Architecture has shown me that the world is so big and tell me how much I haven't seen. Its not about the money, I would rather be working on site than in a big stuffy office. I rather be free than being in a cage with four walls.
But with all that, I love what I am doing because I have the passion in what I am doing. Its not always about fame, fortune and riches. Heck! Its not about any of those. Its about realising your dreams, your happiness and you life's work. I like this quote by Mother Theresa: