It is been a really really long time since I posted an entry, and I can say for sure, without an iota of exaggeration, that it has been one heck of a roller coaster ride,since then. Started working on a job, transitioning from an irresponsible college student to responsible(hope so :P ) working professional. Pressure to create that coveted first best impression that one imagines can set off the career. No more of classrooms and professors, just cubicles and mentors.
Ecstatic delight on seeing the message "Your account XXXX has been credited Rs.yy,yyy". First salary gifts to mom and dad, making them proud. Pampering sister so much with gifts, which I never even imagined would happen. And gifts to relatives, the official way of announcing, even I have started earning. Realizing the cliche "Learning has no end" can be quite painful, making you burn midnight oil when you have been dreaming of assignment free evenings. Realizing that even I can work my ass off for 14 - 16 hours for days together (I literally heard my lazy bones crumbling :) ). An extra free hour a day, became like a search for an Oasis in a big bad desert. Understood what recognition and work-satisfaction meant. Got Inspired by absolute geniuses.
An outing to Central Mall, and eating unlimited pizzas with various clever strategies(even Dhoni can't make such strategies in this turf), making the US pizza management to regret for introducing such daring offers, could be immense fun. Occasional visits from friends from other cities. (Now I have friends from almost all major Indian IT cities, boastful of it :P ) .
Never realized that folks around me believed in so much of Astrology. Irrespective of whether one is a well-educated have-seen-a-lot Scientist or a young high-techie successful yet-to-see-a-lot youth or a well-established renowned have-seen-some not-a-graduate businessman, everybody succumb to this powerful visceral force giving a toss for intellect. Sometimes, even got me wondering how valid horoscope and astrology is.
Learnt to comprehend kannada. Tried stuff which conventional blokes (most of my friends) would consider as sin (shhh!! secret :P ). Tried various adventure sports and got that adrenaline rush (thinking of a post soon on this,exclusively :) ). Lost some loved ones due to mistakes which I still debate to myself whether they are mistakes. Gained new pals, from the most unexpected scenarios and also gained some couple of pounds (always working on it, never ending process :P).
Experienced the Alchemist Theory "If you strongly desire something with your heart, the whole world conspires to fulfill your desire". Understood how time can test you patience, when you are ultimately desperate. Understood that things doesn't work out always the way we want, irrespective of how perfect the situations are in. And irrespective of how bad things go wrong, there is always a silver lining behind the dark clouds.
Life has been crazy. Life has been fun. Though it has been a turmoil of low tides and high tides, life has been constantly going upstream. More importantly, I have LIVED LIFE !!