What an amazing experience it was today. My capstone presentation felt like a culmination of the work I have been preparing for, for the last 2 years. I remember the faces of the people who love and support me in the audience. My parents and brother who have traveled from afar to be present, the friends and mentors who made an effort to show up and my loved ones and co-workers in the project.
I feel immensely grateful that I have the love and support of all these people who are lending me their strength to watch me succeed. Its hard to describe, that feeling of, when there is something that one has been working on for awhile, patiently chipping away, overcoming some doubts, some fear, some sleep…and then it all comes together, like a time tunnel getting compressed in space-time, and everyone is there with me, witnessing me.
I am also immensely grateful for this platform. This 30-minutes where I get to share with a group of extremely dear individuals, whom I have known and interacted with for the last 5 years, and whom are my colleagues in the profession. I am grateful for this platform to share my message and hopefully inspire some to action and/or to think differently about going space.
Many times during writing the report, I wondered why this topic is so important to me. I wondered why I cared so much. Its hard to say… the inexplicable driving force behind this motivation. I feel mission driven. LOL, I just realized that I was wearing the helmet. That was the palpable sense of enthusiasm in the room and in my presentation. More to come with photos and videos of the presentation …