It is absolutely unnecessary to fixate on regrets, as far as I am concerned. I see a lot of people, including myself, going back and forth on the mistakes they have made. Honestly, I not so much because I am not into the habit of wanting to go back in time and change a lot. However, this post is about how much people fixate about their regrets and mistakes. I mean shouldn’t you be rather happy that you are aware about your mistake? So much you can take from that for the future experiences.
Honestly, whatever mistakes I committed in the past, their consequences also I have already bore. Or I am in the process of bearing. So might as well chill. I think all of us need to let it go. If someone asks what would I change by going back in time, nothing really. I would have to really think hard to find something like that. I guess more people can learn from me. 😛
Sometimes, when I read this statement on some or the other source, I start wondering just how much do I believe if its true. I never manage to conclude. Is it really true that absolutely nothing lasts forever? Change is the only constant? I am inclined to believe its true, because I don’t have too much of a counter argument. However, if someone does, I am ears. I feel love does last forever, but then two more thoughts: 1) its an evolving thing, so, it can be classified under the change is the only constant category, 2) some people feel that mankind’s natural instinct is monogamous, that’s another angle to look at now!
Are you still reading my posts somehow? As it goes, I have become extremely lazy about posting. I cannot say that I don’t get enough time because I really do believe that it is all about making time & putting effort into things you want to do. So, no lies there.
I have a lot of things (especially trips) that I wanted to share here in this space & now it feels like it was ages ago that I visited those places.
I formally wanted to write a Monday Mumbles post to introduce how the new phase of my life is going. Some of you who check my Instagram know that I moved to Bangalore for my job after my post grad. A little background here – I was working for 2 years before I did my post grad, so this isn’t my first job but at that time I was working in NCR only where my parents live so it didn’t feel so much like a change in life other than, of course, the professional part of it. After all, it was my first job!
Now, however, moving to a new city and doing everything on your own is just what I always wanted. I am loving being in a new city and, as many would agree, it only helps that that city is Bangalore. Oh my God! Let’s not even get started on Bangalore, and how lovely a city it is!! Even other than this awesome city, I am loving everything about being completely on your own & the empowerment that comes with it. Even if most of the times, it just means calling the plumber, paying through your nose only to realize that what wasn’t working still isn’t properly fixed. Still, it feels so good, at least for now. Being independent in terms of finding a place for yourself, making it your home on your own is one of the best feelings ever & I am lucky to live it. It has its share of ups & downs, sometimes more downs than ups, but then there are days with many, many ups too. It is really such a good, happy feeling.
Tell me what’s up at your end? I would love to hear what everyone is upto & that will probably push me to write more often too. 🙂
Some of you guys wanted me to write about my B-School life and share more about my campus, but I don’t know why that never happened.
I also went through issues in my personal life and I was anyway never fond of the process of writing about personal life (so far), so probably due to that also I didn’t write anything about campus either. There’s also another big reason, a B-School life is extremely different from any other sort of campus life (or so I believe), hence it’s difficult for me to put down in words. As you may have noticed otherwise also, I am not very good at penning about my life. However, I did not want to end this year without giving a tiny peak into that. I’ll definitely try to share pictures of my campus before I move over to the second part of my degree in Europe. However, as of now, I can only tell you small bits of how it’s different, because I wish to be at peace that I didn’t end this year without writing anything about it.
The biggest difference remains of sleep. Nobody ever sleeps. Not even the people who have nothing to do. Although you will always have something to do, but my course, international management, runs faster as compared to the flagship course. In the flagship course at least, people can easily get time, still they won’t sleep and will keep chilling/partying till the wee hours. There’s the constant running around for breakfast and coffee breaks in between classes, where you get frustrated with the mess queues & what not! It’s funny how even in post graduation, you meet all sorts of people, the kinds you met in graduation, maturity in terms of age is not really necessary to be found :P. You meet the ones who cry for marks, the ones who think they are the coolest people on Earth, the ones who are actually cool and fun to be around, the anxious & scared ones, the ones who still choose to be nice after all these years of seeing this world and so on. The collective cries when a company is visiting campus and you are supposed to dress up in formals is a common phenomena and even companies don’t leave a chance to make fun of it. 😀 Its a very unique kind of a life and I am happy that I managed to live it. I wish it lasted longer, than the Europe bit at least, because there you are on your own and there’s no campus life as such.
I may not be good with words when it comes to writing about my life, but I’ll definitely try to share pictures sometime soon.
And with this last Monday Mumbles for year 2015, I usher in the New Year. May it be a very happy year for all of us! Here’s to hope, happiness & love!
Its funny how we can find inspiration or motivation in the commonest of things (you know what’s funnier? how I always keep running into these things that I need to post about while the planned posts wait till eternity ). Anyway, you won’t believe what happened today, read on.
Some of us friends were having lunch in one of the friends’ office and after that, we came out to hire autos back to our respective offices. I was bargaining and this autowallah agreed to my price but asked me to wait till he calls the other autowallah who will take me there. So, now appeared the other autowallah. He was physically challenged and actually walked on 4 limbs. YES. I couldn’t believe that he is the guy who will drive me there. I was actually a little scared about whether he would be able to do that. Better sense prevailed and I realized that he must be doing it for quite some time. I wouldn’t have been able to say that I am scared to go with him anyway and more importantly, I did not want to say that at all. So, yes, while the bigger lesson is, of course, that he is an auto driver for earning a living while having such a challenging problem at hand but there’s another very unbelievable lesson.
When we reached the destination, I did not have the required change. As soon as I took out the money, he himself said, without even letting me try to ask for change around, that this would be fine. He can take 10 rupees less. I insisted that he waits a minute and asked somebody on the road for change which I did not get and he very calmly told me to let it go. I do realize that he probably let it go because he himself cannot walk around asking for change but what is equally important is the fact that he was pretty calm about it. Having a problem is one thing but accepting and dealing with it peacefully is completely another. And to call a man walking on four limbs as ‘having a problem’ is an understatement. Bravery and endurance. 🙂
I wish him all the luck in life!