Thursday, 7 August, 2008

Work experience = 1 year.


Yesterday was my first anniversary of being a working professional.
1 year as a software engineer.

If you ask me whether I've evolved as a better person or not since I shed my student garb, I don't know what to say. Not much, but this single year alone has taught me how bittersweet life can be all at once, more than the preceding 21 years put together.

Work has not changed me as a person but this one year taught me priorities in life can suffer a mammoth shift. From being a careless, absent minded girl unsure of the future, suddenly I find myself searching for ways to secure a future; for my siblings, my Mom, myself.

Values haven't changed, even after living for an year in the Silicon Valley of India.

Finding new friends, for a lifetime....

Catching up with old mates....
The revelation how exciting waiting for a weekend can be...
Missing home....

Discovering what 'hectic' means...
Learning to meet deadlines...
Managing time...
Missing home...
Feeling guilty when I see that dreaded sentence "Keep in touch"...
Chain mails...

New cuisines...
Added responsibilities...
Missing home...

Being independent.

It seems that just yesterday, we finished our last university exams.

One year.

Unbelievably short, yet long.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bittersweet post darling...

Congrats on your completing one year in the company...!

Love,
Me.

Jaggu said...

Happy One Year buddy...!!
Great write-up... :-) really can't believe it's been a year...
As kids we used to look up in awe at our cousins..."they work on computers..." n v'd be like all open-mouth amazement...wow, they're doin really really big important work...
Now, we're doing the same work, big, important work on computers...it's kinda unnerving...realizing how much time has flown... :-)

Anonymous said...

So very real!! Oops! before, that, Congrats on completing one year, gal!! :)
I can relate to every word you've written. The list spells out a lot, actually!! :)
Good post!!

Anonymous said...

echo Renu :)

and congrats on a year as Software Engineer!

jiYa said...

@All....
Thanks! :)
Not only for the comments but for those beautiful times I've had with you all...