When I told my friends back in Germany, they couldn’t believe what I was doing. In my first semester of university, I already had the chance to work long-term on an issue I liked and chose, travel to other parts of the world, work in a group, gain soft skills, agree on theories and methods ourselves, and learn while practically working.
A man with two degrees still hasn’t figured out where to go next. I mock at myself all the time, and believe me it’s no fun. But I tend to find the silver lining out of my academic career up till this point. With this gap time, I get to really grill myself with life and career questions, and yep I grill myself real hard.