Its been a while since i have written some thing. I was looking at a blog, it had this tag, made me go back to my life, introspect it.
Ten Years Ago - 1996
Pre degree end 12th
got good marks, but the happiness was short lived.
The end of two fantastic years I have ever had in my life, enjoyed life in Govt Arts College TVM.
Bad time really bad time, my rank slipped by a few hundred due the few silly mistakes that i made in Physics. I was in a bad shape, every body was trying to console me. Got admission to one college and then changed to another college. The grind of engineering startedFive Years Ago - 2001
MS start, the start of a new era in my life, masters in electrical engineering. The first day the first class, guess what the subject I hated most in undergrad Fundamentals of solid state electronics the other courses were digital circuit design and Advanced silicon processing.
The solid state course prof came, and said he wife just gave birth to a baby and that he is quite tired an so on. I thot he is gonna introduce the course just talk a bit about it and keep going. Instead what did he do? gave us our first assignment, freaking twenty problems and finished two chapters. I was awestruck...I mean if he is tired and does this, I could only imagine the pace of the course, and it was full of device physics, electrons and holes have been my friends from then :D
The ASP course, I never understood any thing for a long while, the prof kept on talking about a reducing some length, apparently the was the gate length in a MOSFET. I imagined all sorts of lengths, but never even imagined that one.
New place new courses, new work, I was working as a computer assistant in the computer center. I have never been so frustrated or longing for money in my life. I was getting paid $500 per month, pathetic times. Didnt perform well, but that was just the start, I have come a long way from that state.Last one year - 2005
My first year of employment after slogging for freaking four long years in MS. My own car. Made more trips to that in the last 5 years. Went to New york - times square for new year celebrations, Philadelphia for thanksgiving, Austin, Atlanta, Washington dc, California -- San diego, Los angeles. Used to get out almost every week end, and the innumerous trips to the the local lakes and parks in Phoenix.
Had completed 5 years of staay in Phoenix, the longest I had stayed in any place, I loved the place, I miss it now. That places seems like home to me than any other place.
Best achievement of all, had taken up to learning guitar, succesfully completed 3 semesters, and the great India trip, I hadnt gone back to India ever since I had come here back in 2001.
and bestest of all started blogging and sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many friends. The best thing I did :)Yesterday
The grind of new job, 11+ hours most days. New place, new job, new people, new sorroundings. feels like its starting all over again, just that I know what I am doing.
I cant imagine it has been 10 years since I finished 12th.
The last 5 years have shaped my life, has totally changed me and my perspective towards life. Guess the crap I went thru in the last few years is just part of another large game, just that I never knew about it.
Seems like life is a cycle, just that after each cycle u become better as a person?
The most interesting fact remains that "Its all in the mind isnt it"?