Monday, October 27, 2008

Another New Chapter

The book of my life is at the point where a 2 year old chapter ends, and a new one begins. I have been whining forever about my never ending thesis and my ever demanding advisor. I frankly underestimated the time and effort it takes to write a good thesis, no matter how many blogs you have written your entire life. I have been going through every facet of frustration a student faces, the usual highs and lows in energy levels, a feeling of undecided indecisiveness, never earning enough for the pocket nor doing enough work to satisfy the intellect, and so on. But last Friday, I finally finished my thesis for once and forever. It took me three months and more than hundred pages of writing. But finally I am done.

And while the country is lamenting about the receding economy and people around me are struggling to find a job, I got my first job in the US (touchwood). I remember how excited I was when I got my first job 3 years back. I remember how everyday at the end of the day I would write a little post about what happened at school. There will not be such posts as I am not teaching in a school this time and have no fun stories to tell about the little ones. In fact this transition from one phase to the next is a little scary for me. But I hope that with time, I will have a lot many things to write about my new job. For a start, I spent the 2 years here listening to scary stories about job interviews, about how people tried finding jobs for months even after their scintillating achievements in life, about how they got one offer after a dozen rejects. I always thought it would take me a lifetime before I found a single job. And here I was talking to someone and here I went and interviewed and here I got the job- the only one I interviewed for, believe it or not. No matter how much my life is screwed up in certain aspects, I have been very fortunate with my education and my work history (touchwood again). And so here I am, after an entire day’s shopping of formal office wear, having packed my lunch for tomorrow and decided on what to wear so that I don’t have to rush first thing in the morning, counting my blessings and finishing this post before the new chapter of my life begins.

Tomorrow will be different. I know it.

sunshine

15 comments:

Rakhi said...
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Inder said...

all the best!

The Footloose Doll said...

All the very best to you.
And Happy Diwali. You are starting a new job on Diwali and this is bound to be good. (touchwood, yeah)
:)

M said...

Congratulations, sunshine :)

silcador said...

Wow! you are really lucky! Wish you all the best with you new job. I am in the job market for the last few months now.. but yet to get an offer! I am sure you will have lots of interesting experiences at work to write about :)

Neha said...

congrats!! for the new job and most importantly, for thesis completion!!
Also, after being regular on ur blog for quite some time, i hope its ok if i add your blog on my blogroll..
cheers!

Elliott said...

On behalf of PNC Bank, I want to say congratulations on your new job! You’ve now officially started your career and the race has just begun. I know you want to focus on growing and moving up quickly at work. And you’re probably making more now with your new job. This is exactly why PNC developed the new Virtual Wallet (URL), an online money management tool that helps you get a better handle on your finances. You can save time, take care of the day-to-day and tomorrows to come, and organize your finances all in one easy place.

Written on behalf of PNC Bank, Member FDIC

DIA said...

Congratulations!

Daroga said...

Congrats and All the Best :)

Ash said...

Good for you! Getting my first job was a cinch and I thought I'd always have it easy. Boy, was I wrong! I only just realized how grueling job-hunting really is. :(

The Soul of Alec Smart said...

That's great news. Congratulations, Sunshine! Good luck for the new chapter :)

kevin said...

Hey thats great!! Wish you all the luck. Keep the posts coming. Dont let your job take up all the time. Congrats again :)

Sunshine said...

congratulations! and all the best!!

hope you first week is going good! :)

A Girl from Timbuktu said...

congrats lady for the new job :)
wishing u all the best

Pavi!!!! said...

Sorry im late in here...

Tocuhwood!n Congrats on the job Gurl..All the Very Best:)

Hope u had a lovely Diwali as well!