On and off… then on again


I first tasted the blogging waters back in 2005, when I had gained admission into my B-school, where I would spend the next two years of my life. I spent those first two blog posts cribbing about how much I hated having to study for two more years (after having endured, what felt at that time, four torturous years of engineering studies), and would certainly die before I finished my course.
As things turned out, though (and as it always happens), those two years were anything but what I had imagined them to be. In that time, I actually managed to make a lot of knew friends, a few of whom now happen to be my close pals. It was a topsy-turvy journey, but I managed to get through it, hobbling, tripping, and mostly making an absolute idiot out of myself. Hell, I hardly studied at all during the last six months, and yet, here I stand today.

I’m sure there’s a ton of people out there who’ve travelled on the same path that I am on right now. Being somewhere you don’t want to be, and doing something that you never thought you would get into. Also, with certainty, in a position where others envy you for your situation, but it is only you who know what you’re really going through right now, and it ain’t pretty. I wonder what the way out of here is. ‘Coz I’ve tried to get it out of here for the last two years, and every time there seems to be a way out, it closes down at the last possible moment. I’m not even sure whether it’s ever supposed to happen, or whether it’s waiting for the right time.

(I seem to be noticing a pattern here… those first two blog posts I wrote were full of cribbing too. Hmmm, maybe I suffer from OCD when it comes to talking about my life.)

Anyway, so here I am today-  25.5 years old, with quite a few grays up there; with no idea where my life is headed; with quite a few things that I want to be (photographer, pilot, astronomer, astronaut, digital effects artist, traveller, auto journalist, race car driver, mountaineer, guitarist), with no real idea which direction I should take to get where I want to, and living a life others would love to have (without knowing the price I’m paying to have it.)

So there it is then. My first blog post in three years. Let’s see where this goes. It’s been a long road getting here, and the journey has just begun.

About StrandedMike

Just trying to find my place in and on this potpourri of culture, language, and geography called Earth.

Posted on May 21, 2009, in Thoughts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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