I’ve long wanted to write this post, but didn’t due to professional reasons. Now that I’ve resigned, here goes.
I’m leaving Indian shores in a month to the American West Coast. For higher studies.
Yes, I was supremely happy when I got the notification. It’s sort of worn off now.
What’s not worn off is the gratefulness I feel towards all those who stood by me through my trying times and pushed me to get this far. My parents, first and foremost, without whose encouragement and support I would probably have taken the easier path. And all my already-slogging-in-the-USA pals, especially Shruthi, Swati and Bigshow without whose “App off this year, don’t waste time” lectures I wouldn’t have filled in any applications this year,… without whose large doses of help my apps wouldn’t have been as good. And the friends in Bangalore, who made my time here much more fun, much more bearable.
I’m aware life’s not going to be easy. Not after being used to more Sodexho coupons than I can handle, and having to get used to preparing my own meals. Not after being used to always having enough to get some glad rags or handy gadgets and having to get used to living on a student budget. Not after being used to having a part of the day to myself, when I can forget about work, to having to get used to being a student 24/7. It isn’t going to be unmanageable, but it isn’t going to be a cakewalk either.
But what the hell, that’s part of the deal of being able to work on what I like.
Or atleast, what I think I like. I’ll know in less than two years from now.
All the worries, doubts and reflections aside, California, Here I Come.