Well, where do I begin? Actually, I began long back! On a beautiful Friday morning, just after the dawn broke, I began this journey called life. Fast forward 23 years in time, I am here, enjoying my 24th monsoon. The journey has been fairly eventful, I would say, and mostly nomadic. I have lived in 7 different towns and cities, 3 of them being metros and that journey had taken me from a refrigerator to a microwave oven! Will discuss that in detail in another post. After seeing both sides of the coin, the national capital on one side and an unknown obscure village on another, during those 7 stops, I think I have to divert my journey towards better known towns and lesser known cities to completely know the amorphous amalgamation called India!
And now about my 24th monsoon... It is not even raining cats and dogs this time, last year it was pouring buffaloes and dinosaurs here :) Generally, poets use either summers or winters to count years, but I prefer monsoon as it was the first season to welcome me into this world. A small emotional attachment! And also, summers and winters have a different connotation in NITIE! So let me stay clear of them. Beautiful rains, chilling breeze, sleepy lectures, and heavenly NITIE... but I am not able to enjoy any of them to the maximum. The simple reason being 'quarter life crisis'. :| I have started getting the feeling that my life, to a large extent, resembles this blog post! Both of them started just for the heck of it, both of them are going nowhere, both of them will end at some point of time, and only a small percentage of humans will ever know that both existed! Ironically, I also have a feeling that there is light at the end of the tunnel. But as Navjot Siddhu says, let it not be from an oncoming train!
I have already had an year in a B school. I have learnt enough to approach life managerially. ;) This is how it goes. Assuming my lifetime to be 72 years, I am standing at just past a quarter in Q2 now. Wow... Dissection of a quarter into sub-quarters! Somebody is gonna become a management guru very soon :D Anyways, my first quarter was majorly successful. By the end of Q1, I had reached where I never thought I would. Logically speaking, Q2 would be for raising the bar higher, Q3 for consolidation and Q4 for... whatever is left. I had almost certainly raised the bar in Q2. But this I-still-don't-understand-it recession crap played its cards against me and put me in a fix. So what? The game is still open. Lets wait and see who wins...
P.S: For the benefit of those who don't know what quarter life crisis means, you can find it here