My expectations at the start of this year are kind of mixed. Looking back I do not think I had any actual expectations honestly. With that said I have had a lot of memorable events so far in terms of being a scientist. One of the biggest moments I had was earlier in the year. We were learning how to draw so we were given the task to draw a alstromeria. Before I had thought being a scientist could not really connect to art in a huge way. Rather when I was told to look into the color and textures and so on, I began analyzing the plant. Very similar to what a normal scientist would do, so I was just overall able to connect art and scene together through that. Related to that is the way I have evolved as a scientist. I feel like I see being a scientist a lot more unique now then at the start of the semester now I see it as being interesting and being able to connect other things and ideas to it.
I feel like this image best describes how I am as a scientist best, because it shows how I am thinking mentally. What I mean by this is that it shows someone sailing, I can relate this to the way I think and process thoughts, because I almost feel like I am sailing in a sea of my own thoughts and ideas. While also I feel like no matter what I learn or know there will always be more for me. This is related because I feel like the image shows someone on his boat in the water, he will sail away but will always have new places to visit. New places to sail. So that just relating to the fact that I will always have new things to learn and new things to figure out no matter what.