Monday, December 28, 2009

Looking Back and Moving Forward

It has been a year of change for me. I spent the first six months of 2009 as a student brooding over what job to choose from, attended dozens of interviews, got caught into the "rat race" hype where society judges you by the job you go to, the good ol' days of college were slowly but surely getting over. It was as if sands were slowly slipping through the hour glass and I was just clasping on to the glass tightly trying to make it stop. The student within me is still alive, its been six months since I last set foot into a classroom, but it all just feels like yesterday when I made a fool out of myself in the class elections. What was I thinking when I volunteered (reluctantly) to do it?, thankfully my classmates had thought better than to select me, I still managed to get 5 votes out 60. Not bad for a mad lad.

I started the year without a bank account of my own, I used to borrow money from my father without his knowledge, I had no clear picture of where I was going, and I was trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle trying to fit in the right piece at the right place. Things are slowly changing now, I got a bank account of my own, there have been few pieces which have fallen in the right place, the picture is slowly getting clearer from the edges, but still I borrow money from my father, still without his knowledge. The transition from a student to a  slave of a multi-national corporate has been quite fast, the days of tun-tana-tun were over from the time I stepped out of my college gate. Iam now among those people whom you see in the train or a bus or in the traffic signal who trudge their way to work, plagued by worries of how to survive another hard day at the office.

The last ten years have taught me a lot about myself. I made loads of mistakes, some for which I repent and some for which I am quite glad that I did, either way every mistake has taught me something new. I would like to thank all my close friends from the past and the present who have been a part of my life, who have taught me something new, you people have always been a pillar of support, and you know who you are. Thank you to my limited set of lady friends, if it was not for you gyals' notes and meticulous planning, I still would have been writing my arrear papers, and thank you for putting up with my raunchy jokes . To all my guy friends: you blokes were always a shoulder to lean onto, thanks for your "Guru Gyaan" on matters related to the heart, and for lending me stuffs(read Cd's) which I probably cant mention here, and thank you for laughing at my raunchy jokes even at times when you never got them. And last but no the least, a big Thank You to my family! You always supported me inspite of the numerous screw-ups that I've made over the years, thank you for sticking beside me and giving me the freedom to decide on what I wanted to do, and thank you for putting up with a train-wreck like me.

As I brace myself for a new year, I can hardly wait to face what I got in store for me. I will be faced with professional and personal choices, I may take some bad decisions, I may take some good ones but every passing day will pen a new verse in my life, I've made no resolutions for I've never believed in them. So be it Pain or Pleasure, Joy or Sorrow, Hope or Agony, I say : Bring it on Life! Bring it on 2010!

A very happy new year to the one reading this blog. May you succeed in all your endeavors in the coming year.


rajiv said...

This is more like a confession lol.
Ur lady friends has brought a change in you and you say all ur guy friends are so dumb that they never understood ur jokes lol.You are in fr lotta trouble :)

manasa said...

Good one man !

Dei Rajiv, he must have meant his enlightening gang-of-three galssssssssss :P

Happy new year to you man...Hope you become a famous author in ten years :)

Anuraag Seshadri said...

@ rajiv and manz
just a thank you to y'all for giving me so many memories, i guess thts all we r left wid now :(, it dun matter if iam in trouble as long as we all meet up someday

I owe clearing my papers to u too, even u had helped me out wid OR paper and all those subjects which had something to do wid numbers :)

manasa said...

And you could have mentioned me in the post for having helped you out with the OR papers..hehe !

Too senti man!
Cut the crap and let's meettttttttt!

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