A new life … A new beginning

For a twenty two year old, just out of college, independence is a mixed blessing. On one hand there is freedom to explore and experiment whereas on the there pressure to be self supporting, self sufficient and disciplined.

I see people around me getting married and sharing their pictures dressed in traditional intricate Indian attire, people quitting their jobs , seniors joining start ups because they are bored of corporate life,or starting their own business hoping to achieving something big, I see my friends preparing for CAT, GATE , GMAT , GRE trying to do a masters or an MBA, my close friends battling death of their loved ones.  Unlike college I meet people from different stages of life- Struggling bachelors, couples fighting their problems, married people , working parents juggling life and work, ‘old’ to be retiring people. There is just so much going on you dont have a scale to compare yourself against and you are often lost in self doubts.  In the mad race to be better than the rest , contentment becomes an unattainable target. People want more and more without knowing why they want it.

In the constant struggle of defining what I want to be , I forgot to answer the question ‘ What am I now’. Thats when I chose to live every moment in the present, to enjoy little things in life. I decided to pen down my thoughts, my experiences, to travel and to explore life.

I spent a carefree year after my college in Bangalore, a bubbling metropolitan traffic laden city with thriving night life, urban mixed population and  never ending stretch of food joints.

Much to my surprise, I got an assignment in Amsterdam for 6 months. Netherlands is like Neverland to me , a fairtale world which never ceases to amuse me.When you see the world with new pair of eyes everything is a new sight; an experience to cherish. I feel lucky to spend my days here. I decided to spend each day as if it were the last and from then on i fill my days with experiences which is carefully stack in my book of memories 🙂

“Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.”
Albert Einstein

Advertisements

Please share your thoughts on this post!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s