Thursday, May 26, 2011

Out Of Goodbyes

After leaving college, I had no clue that I am gonna enjoy my first job equally at Deloitte.Hundreds of freshers like me had come with lots of expectations & excitement of first job,first salary, first project, enthusiasm of being a professional in such a well established organization (Guys jate jate don't wanna say anything :P). The Hyderabad city, that company's lavish guest house, a whopping building having alluring infrastructure,scrumptious buffets and breakfasts at grand Novotel Hotel..and those proficient & skilled people in professional attires with pleasant & magnetizing business attitude.And among us everyone out there was trying to cope up with this transition from "Campus to Corporate".Few people were happy in their own group and mood, a few who were totally new to the city and unknown to anyone out there were trying to network with people and be a part of some group, skeptical of what should we talk about and what should not be said, avoiding their college lingo..!!Conversely some were still in their college mood, and some had started networking with people like directors, and managers of Deloitte..There were also some people sitting in a corner waiting for some invite, or the procedure to get started and a few were totally busy stuffing themselves with Novotel's delicious food..People were talking in either English or some South Indian language..There was hardly someone with whom you could talk in Hindi :( Even my roommate for those next 15 days hardly knew any Hindi.I hope she remembers what I taught her in those 15 days, though I hardly remember what she had taught me :)

Those 9am to 6pm training hours, those Parle ji biscuits, which used to get over as soon as that boy used to bring them, tea/coffee breaks, those early morning hassles for getting last bench to sit, and those visits to Deloitte's main office specially cafeteria, before leaving for the day. Arguing with Naushad Sir and be the reason for everyone to laugh, thinking how many new friends I have made today while going back home, collecting contact numbers from everyone and talking about where and with whom they are planning to stay after the guest house facility is over..Even after lots of effort,forgetting the name of the person the next morning, you were talking with the last day, and then hesitating to ask again..Those sleepless nights at guest house and hunting of food, rather say North Indian food and those essential trainings to be completed before deadlines.From buying a new SIM card to buying those first salary gifts, that first salary dinner at Chutneys, first visit to Hussain Sagar, first team outing, first treat,the "Ascend" and so and so on...the list is huge...

So,why suddenly all this??Actually there is a reason, or say there are reasons, due to which I am reminded of my initial days at Deloitte today.Even though the first day seemed to be very boring and I thought everyone would be so much professional ,while it is ending,I am realizing that I have created so many memories in Deloitte that something is pinching from inside, as everyone I came across in these last few months is going away every other day :( and even I have to go...

Yesterday 2 of my friends (don't wanna say colleagues :) ) gave their farewell treat. Similarly since last so many days every weekend I am having farewell treats..There was a time while we only used to be parts of Birthday treats, but now the season of "Farewell Treats" has come it seems..!!And with every treat the happiness of us being all together fades away, lacking that person's presence's importance..And it not only limits to my first project mates or so, it's like, every one I came across during boot-camp and initial days at Deloitte, has been an important part of my first company, Deloitte's memories..

I know I am being emotional..but this is something which might be going in everyone's mind...
So now before that I keep on writing every sentimental thought popping up in my mind, I want to wind up this one, saying thanks to everyone who has contributed in making my life at Deloitte so beautiful and memorable...I know I am still here for one more month, but this whole thing is like a constant buzz on my mind and I had to blog it...Anyways I am definitely gonna write my Farewell email soon, but this one is especially for those, who will no longer be there to be in my "TO:" list..

So here I go..I am trying to put up everybody's name who has made it special, and hence holding me back....I know one has to move on, and every one does, but still somethings always remain indescribable, when one doesn't want to, even then he/she has to, for something better..!!
& I hope we all do achieve better and better :D

(Order doesn't all are precious to me...Also pardon me if I have mistakenly missed you..You are entitled to complain about it :))

Akanksha, Momo, Chirag, Devesh, Himanshu, Durga, Vastu, Malay, Ankush, Sundar, Abhimanyu, Arpit, Yashwant, Ayushi, Anand, Nishant, Ritesh, Siddharth, Aditya, DS, Sharma ji, Anusha Konchada , Anusha Dundu (Just to make sure you both don't get confused :) ), Pallavi, Gokul, Amulya, Ravi..Opppsss...Raj (@Ritesh: Hi-Fi for this one ;) )....and those who are going to complain... :)!!

Thanks & All the very Best to all of you.. :)
Please be in touch...
Phir milenge chalate chalate..:)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

C'mon Gals..Fetch your dreams

Something happened which made me write this blog..and this one is all about what I feel after looking at the girls being earning and self dependent and the girls who are getting married..So boys can avoid investing their crucial time :P
Also my mom inspired me to blog it, because like every mother she thinks what I think is right.. :)

Few months back one of my school mate got married,so just after finishing her college she was among a different category.I am avoiding naming it..being diplomatic ;)!! And today again I get engagement news of one of my closest friend...The moment I heard, I was really happy and still I am, but that moment made me realize few differences between me and them or say might be among our thinking..

When I was in school, I was very shy kind of girl, just like my other friends in my group were!!!!But that never made me feel that I was loosing anything. I can definitely say that I have enjoyed my school life fully. Right from taking part in some image building and mind eating competitions to dancing on stage and singing songs I have done it all.I've also created few humorous accidents on stage like forgetting the rhythm of the song while singing and just uttering the lyrics to falling down on stage while dancing...hahaha..btw that wasn't my fault..a silly wire did it..And of all I am glad enough that I din't miss anything during those school days.
When I was in college,initially I was again a shy kind of girl but down the line after few years had passed and I had few really good friends with me, I had started opening up and mixing up with people, which I know my school mates did far before I did..Why am I mentioning this is because every time we used to meet, I had always been told that you are as it is, no change..hah!!As if not talking to people was a crime. But later I realized that, that was the first thing I ever missed doing on time. :D ;-)

So,after hearing to those marriage newses today I felt that, was I wrong telling my parents not forcing me to get married?? Or was I wrong making them worried about me while my school mates are getting married and I am not..As they want me to get married soon.. :( Thinking all these sort of questions I went to do some shopping that too walking all the way..Since I love walking while I am thinking something really serious...And during that time I saw a couple of girls doing the same thing..I could feel their freedom in a way, I was able to relate what I was doing to what they were doing.. :)

I am not against marriage, but I believe that being a part of today's generation one(girls are target here) should give oneself sufficient amount of time to,

Grow up completely,
Build your professional/social image,
Use the power of 'independence'
Bring up the abilities of improvising/collaborating/learning,
Identify one's talents,
Take responsibilities for self,
Look for possibilities,
Explore oneself...etc..

Try something different, and you will surely realize that growth is happening..and you will begin to enjoy the new stage..Just think from the growth paradigm, and then go ahead to develop new perspectives...

I am trying all this, and I'm loving it.. :)
I am earning and I am on my own which makes me feel great. I can spend enough time with my friends. I can take my own decisions, I can buy my stuff, and I can take care of myself. And this feeling gives me supreme satisfaction at this point of time..

And since marriage comes under ones 'long-term' goals, obviously one day I have to marry, but why to hurry...why not to EXPLORE life before COMMITMENT stage comes ;-)

And I have read somewhere that,
The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them... Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will...

So hurry and use it fully before it's too late...!! I am doing it for my Mom, as she always wanted me to be an independent girl, as she thinks, she can make up for the things she has missed in her life through me..I can feel her satisfaction in her smiles, in her everyday talks, in her sighs.Personally I believe a lot more effort is still needed..but for her, I am everything..I am the best daughter. :)

This one is for you Mumma, I love you..and you are the sweetest gift to me ever..I owe you for being with me always, in all my decisions and persuading Papa for me :) :)
I wish I can fulfill all your wishes..
Happy Mother's Day :) :)