I am excited. But I don’t think that my excitement is going to be well expressed here – as I am a bit feverish now. Perhaps because the room temperature was a little less than what it should have been. Being a sunny day, I had kept the window open and let all the cold air come inside – without considering the idea of warm clothing! :(
I am a bit absent minded too. For eg. I am wearing two different socks right now. :)
Back to excitement – I would be giving a course next semester. It is not fully confirmed yet, but there is a very high chance. Imagining about it itself gives me goose bumps. As far as I think/plan, it is going to be a basics-of-computer-science course, which would let students get their hands dirty with some simple programming language (eg. python).
Well, I don’t care if people think that I am boasting. But my experience says that I am pretty good at teaching. I am good at explaining things with enough analogies. I am a good computer-scientist/programmer too. And my students have really liked me too.
So I guess, that the course would be good. After all, I am going to put my efforts to make it a memorable experience to the students.
Would there be any best teacher of the semester award? ;) (Am I asking for too much even before the decision is made?). I will need to burn the midnight oil. :(
Another thing is that I would be giving a talk, in March, for a couple of *important people*. :) I have to make that too a good one – so that, the name of my institute should be popular among them. In fact, that is my real duty there - in return to the opportunity given to me. :)
There is one more small thing to be excited about – but since I am not quite sure if it is excitement or a bit negative, I don’t mention it here. I’ll wait till it becomes more clear to me.
I was talking to a friend of mine and she agrees with me - that, many of our dreams are considered to be results of arrogance. I have experienced it. Why would people bother with others’ dreams?
So, I go with what my mom says - why would I be just a king in the dream when I can be the emperor himself? So while dreaming, I don’t care if others care. I just have learned to tell only to a few selected people.
So, there are dreams in which I am the emperor himself. If time proves me right to have had such dreams, I shall tell you. :)
In fact, dreams don’t come true. We make them happen. And making them happen is sometimes not that easy! :)
Signing off, Sands.
PS: Regarding the title – yesterday, I was walking fast to the main hall of the department, when professor and a colleague came against me. The colleague exclaimed - “Hey, you walk perfect”. I smiled and said, “almost” and we all laughed. So, yes, I walk again .. almost perfect. (except for climbing down stairs) :) [Isn’t it another reason to be excited?] :)
PPS: Fever is on its way. In the past 30 minutes things’ve gotten worse! :(