This must be kept brief, an inconvenience considering the innumerable reasons for which I decided to steer my life and mind in the direction of Cognitive Science. A coming of age tale, I entered college as a Global and International studies major based on my somewhat experienced life as a world traveler. These experiences abroad only helped in combination with my new environment of higher education to deter me from the historic and political world I was being slowly immersed into via my freshman classes. This was a new world of sophisticated conversation and contemplation that my classes just could not keep up with. After an eventful year of socialization, alongside my slow academic year, I decided that perhaps I should try to engage some of new found interests in the class room setting. My search proved extraordinarily fruitful upon finding a course titled, “Brains, Minds, and Consciousness”. “How utterly perfect" I thought to myself as I enrolled in the class, “this class must have been created for sophomores like me that are feed up with their majors and need some exciting release from their mundane schedule”. The class turned out to be not at all what I expected. It not only incorporated things that I had been thinking about increasingly over the past year such as the nature of the mind and its connection with this sensory reality, but an intriguing contemplation of our language and its creation, and the technology of computers, the possibility of AI and so much more. The class was taught by a professor, the likes of which I had not encountered, before or since I think. His name as most would surmise is Professor Graci, and he taught alongside professor Link, another wonderful and knowledgeable educator. These two encouraged thought that most other disciplines discouraged. Abstraction and contemplation were a must for this course, and have remained throughout the major. Even in the more seemingly concrete aspects such as computer programing, abstract thought can be the difference between a functioning program and a fast and efficient piece of genius. Cognitive Science came upon me suddenly but there was no turning back. It is a challenging study discipline, but one I believe there is much to learn from, as well as add to ourselves. This is a place where we are on the front lines. The age of computers is just beginning, and our minds may yet have a big role to play in there, as well as our our advancement.