When an engineer writes a poem, you know something is up! I wrote this poem when I quit my engineering job and pursued an entrepreneurial path. I felt liberated from the box I was living as an engineer and saw an alternative path that allows me to pursue my passion. I hope you like it.
I was excited about this new transition
A transition into a career with advanced education
Requiring hard work, focus and dedication
But I had questions that needed further investigation
Is engineering really my choice of occupation?
Or was I just falling for my dad’s career persuasion?
I must be a doctor or an engineer to reach my self-actualization
You see a degree to him is a weapon against termination
It’s a tool to secure your future and thus needs completion
Battling through tough courses beyond your imagination
Flipping through thick books of weird Greek annotations
Staying up many nights writing scrolls of computations
I fought and I won even through academic probation
I am now an engineer with a career and professional affiliations
I have a full time job and I am part of many associations
Something is terribly wrong, where is my motivation?
I now realize engineering is not my true love, but merely infatuation
I thought I loved you but your love gives me frustration
To earn an iron ring and a piece of paper as your validation
It may seem too late to reflect on these new realizations
Because it feels so far away and old like ancient civilizations
Engineering I‘ve cheated on you by leaving my occupation
I fell in love with entrepreneurship and innovation
She had me in a heartbeat and I was lost in fascination
While with you it is limited by your overly structured organization
Now I can solve problems fitting with my beliefs and conviction
I can leap over your organizational bureaucracy with no restriction
You know I still like you, that is my true proclamation
Our differences are large, we must accept our separation
But I will still wear my iron ring to honor our graduation
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