2 years is a long journey
Blogging is the most irregularly irregular thing that I do. Since my project has moved to an “almost complete” stage, I thought of penning my thoughts.
Its been 2 years since I started blogging(started on 21 May 2004).That was about a year before I got into a B School.
My tryst with blogging and blog hopping started sometime in mid 2003 when I stumbled upon Anirudha Marathe and Venkat both from IIML and Sathish I used to be in love with their blogs, and they used to be updated regularly.Even in my wildest dreams, I did not believe that blogging would become this big or WEB 2.0 would come or that Google would be GOD in this e-world. The world was still getting back on track after the celebrated bubbled burst.
This was the time when probably none of the biggies of the blogosphere even thought of blogging. I blog hopped because,I was an unemployable engineer from a premier T School , a thoroughly confused engineer, who had no clue on what to do even the next day.
Confusions and indecisiveness galore and they multiplied.
Confused whether to keep continuing the job search or try getting into a B School. Confused whether to move out of Trivandrum and try to get any damn job or not. Confused whether I had a future. I had to keep myself occupied to avoid me from getting into the self introspection mode and ‘coz that would make me feel like a loser , lost in the battle of life.
Online Job search was just another time pass(ya, really), because I had no knowledge of electrical engineering except the names of the subjects, had no programming knowledge(except some basic C, I hated to code, still hate). Only plus point was, I was ready to do anything that kept me occupied or help me save from the messy big bad ugly world of joblessness.Was ready to pursue any damn course that would interest me, be it MBA or History or writing for any magazines.Life began and ended in front of a Pentium II machine with which took enough time for a mouse click to make me feel that the “click” actually went all the way through the wire to the CPU…..
Apart from mailing friends,chatting and surfing like a freak, I used to apply for atleast 2-3 jobs daily. I edited my CV, to suit job requirements. Subscribed to all online job sites.
I could not apply to any PSU jobs thanks to my acads and also not being from the reserved category.
Half the ads in employment news asked for attested copies of mark sheets.
How the heck would I get them attested, when I felt so pity even looking at them. (Never shown them to my dad till now!!!)
Going to any of my neighbours and showing them those umpteen sheets of paper(ya, there were many) and asking them to attest, would be like taking them to a cliff and asking them to jump at gun point!!!Never could anybody around imagine that , an above average guy who joined an REC, after doing really well in school for 12 years and a good CEE rank, would end up with too many marksheets with a sprinkling of single digits and zeroes.
With all the possible part time teaching jobs and efforts to strike a deal to do research for ACV(Asianet Cable Vision) for their quizzes, life was difficult.Shuttling between rival coaching institutes taking sessions without each other knowing it. (unethical,….but I had to rake in some moolah)
On some days , time was in plenty. Either it was off season for coaching instis or off season for me(misaligned stars).
Life was going through a rough patch.
The dream of getting a plum job after REC had ended up as a mere pipe dream.Priorities during college days had changed from good job,any job, to getting good acads, to managing 60% , to somehow finish the ordeal (raw deal?) in 4 years. Achieved just the last one.
The only hope that I had ,was that I knew I was good, or not bad. I had a good score in CAT 2002.It is just because of this score that I continued taking B School tests.
Life was really really bad.As bad as it could be. I used to think that one day even I would start a blog. And then say naah…Let me get into a B School and then I will start.That was not happening and was getting so boring and tiring to wait for “that day” to start blogging.
And it was 2 years ago in May 2004 , after a tiring graveyard shift , I started this blog.
Life has really changed.I used to long for the day, I post as a B Schooler.And now,I am halfway through the so called B School grind.
I will be having my summer internship presentations next week. Little did I know that I would continue blogging for this long.
And I am doing this, as always I am game to do anything that gives me a high…and blogging indeed does that to me…….
A Happy 2 year old blogger
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