The journey from a two celled organism to a million celled being has been an exciting one, tells me the marvelous, well protected organ in my head. It weighs just five percent of who I am, but makes me who I am. It makes me wonder how this little organ is both created and is creating my behavior, emotion, action, perception and world around me.
As a ten year old when I first heard the word Psychology, the brain said, big word, let’s remember it! As I grew older this big word did appear more frequently. It was part of stories I read. It was part of the friends I made. It even surfaced in the arguments a confused teenager had with herself and the world around. I saw that it provided the opportunity to help others help themselves. It tries to understand everyone and everything around it. In the past few years it has helped me answer questions I have always wanted answers to and ask more questions. I believe that something that has helped me so much can help the world as well and this is also why I am here at Teachers College, Columbia University, pursuing my Masters in Developmental Psychology
The love for stories and my desire to understand humans better also elucidates my love for reading. This love for books acted as impetus to start my very own library in Bangalore, India. “Quills library” became a reality on 26th October, 2014. Today it houses about 2500 books, encouraging people of different age groups to explore the fascinating world of stories. Quills made me fall in love with libraries and coming to Columbia and looking at these magnificent towers of books, I knew I had to work here! I now work as a services Associate at Gottesman Libraries.
DREAMS DO COME TRUE :)