It’s Been a While!

Long time no….write? Read? Not ‘see,’ but whatever, you get my point. I’ve missed writing for Freshly Stale! Life has been super busy lately. I moved into my first ever apartment without a roommate! And did I mention that I got accepted into an astrophysics program? Needless to say, I haven’t had time for anything lately.

I’ve been reading textbooks almost exclusively, and decided no to get wifi at my apartment. No wifi means I have to use my hotspot to get on the internet, which is great because it really makes me aware of how much time I spend slacking off! It also means that I have to go to a wifi zone for anything Freshly Stale related. Which is honestly everywhere. All of the stores and restaurants and cafes in St Louis have wifi. Even the buses here have free public wifi!

But gosh, astrophysics is no joke! It’s good to be back in school.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how I think about studying. Have you ever been told that you need to ‘master’ a topic before you can continue your studies? I have. And I don’t like it one bit!

Who am I to say I’ve ‘mastered’ any of the maths or sciences? The natural world isn’t here for us to dominate; I will never ‘master’ any of the natural sciences, and that’s more than okay. Fundamental proofs about our universe have been here long before I was ever around, and they’ll still be here long after I’m gone. It seems arrogant to say that I’ve mastered anything.

All I want is to get to know our universe. To be friends. Friends know each other well, they share their secrets with one another, and they even have a bit of an understanding as to how the other one thinks and feels.

When you really love something, do you try to master it? Or do you take the time to get to know it better, to understand it and to work together?

I don’t want to master anything, but I sure would like to get familiar with a whole bunch of topics/concepts/methods!


Thank you so much for reading! 🌌

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  • Stuart Danker

    As someone who enjoys breadth over depth, I have to say that I very rarely look to master something, even my passions such as writing. But I keep doing them though, and in some ways, I guess that’s the important bit as well. Anyway, thanks for this post!

    • Sam

      Thank you for taking the time to read and share your point of view, Stuart! I totally agree with you; commitment is so important. That’s another great way to add on to the metaphor of studies being like a friendship – both require meaningful interaction (while also respecting when we need some space, of course!) ☺️

  • Anonymous

    I love your approach to life in general. So happy you got accepted for Astrophysics and excited about your apartment too.

    You rock sweet girl. Keep enriching yourself in all that you do. You amaze me💋❤️

    • Sam

      Aw thank you so much! I’m doing my best 💖 (but not trying my best! like my dad always says, “tryin’s lyin’; ya either do or ya don’t.”) 💪

  • Aarushi Sehgal

    This is an amazing post and thank you so much for sharing❤️❤️❤️
    Do check out my blog too and I would love to know your thoughts on it. I started a baking one being 13 and I will keep visiting ☺️😊

    • Sam

      Thank you for your kind words! Your blog is great, I can’t wait to try out some of your recipes 😋

      • Aarushi Sehgal

        Aww, thanks! Do follow for more updates. I will keep visiting❤️❤️❤️

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