3a-(1) a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something
(2) an intuitive grasp of reality through something (as an event) usually simple and striking
(3) an illuminating discovery
3b- a revealing scene or moment
epiphany (understanding), noun:
when you suddenly feel that you understand, or suddenly become aware of, something that is very important to you
So, the point is, I had an epiphany: that the environment and sciences is not only an interest I have, but it is also a large part of WHO I AM. I'm not sure how I didn't know this before, but I'm glad I've discovered it now. It gives value to my degree and education, and it clears up some of the fuzzy areas in my life and future. It's nice to be able to take a big step back, away from the science field, and evaluate what's important to me and decide where I want to go next. I know I can't live without it, so I want to eventually steer my career back towards science/environmental issues. As for now, my new job is going well-- especially because it has allowed me to make a wonderful new discovery about myself.