Passion at first I thought of as a hobby, but as I struggled more and more I decided to extend this to include lifestyles. To be clear, I love math. Yet, today I feel as though one gets more relate-ability and humility tied to the mantra “I was always bad at math…” I swear this is the first, most common expression after people learn that I’m a math major. Usually followed by, “what exactly does a mathematician do?” But every time that mantra is uttered, I know that we’ve failed. Not because math didn’t appeal to that person, but because I’m willing to bet that person never even learned what math really is…

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