Monday, August 30, 2010

on how i spent my summer holidays..,-not your average class assignment

If I had the opportunity to write a letter to myself, time traveling to past... say 3 months earlier, it would look like this:

Dear Arpi,
it's the end of spring 2010. Busy season for you. Being part of so many things, doing so much stuff.. making plans for the summer... 
so what is it? have a nice holiday somewhere, with friends... and/or buy some new gadgets you've been planning... learn new things... go out and have fun at nights.. work less and watch more movies?
you know, in reality, you failed at so many things from your plan... it's not just because you were bad at  accomplishing things.. you're sometimes being hard to yourself, setting ambitious goals, often impossible to realize all at the same time. maybe the percentage of the accomplished vs. planned things is not big enough for you, but it's number and value are remarkable..
Would you be surprised or saddened if you knew back then that you're not gonna go on a holiday or spend even just 1 day out of the city, away from the routine..? I'm sorry to tell you, but it really turned out that way... but don't worry, many amazing things happened to you during these 3 summer months, including things you couldn't have planned or imagined :)
First of all, you were a good girl, getting smarter by reading many smart books and watching many smart people talking. Yep, it's the time you get really obsessed with TED and translation of talks. You spend hours watching and hearing about many amazing things and that fuels your imagination, motivation and brings a lot of satisfaction. During this time you truly realize the need of >24 hours in a day, and think of ways to reduce time spent on the night sleep to have more time to watch interesting videos and read books. 
You finally get an unlimited quality internet at home. 
During summer you try on a new role at work, train yourself in a completely new profession and not surprisingly, it's coming easily for you... you are having many business meetings, training your communication skills and having some remarkable achievements in the area... i'm proud of you :))
Then you spoil yourself with couple of gadgets.. you know.. you finally get a motivation to read more and easily on your Kindle... then you.. guess what? get the latest smartphone... the smartest Android and become tech obsessed :) i can't yet judge if it's good or bad.. i'm still IN the state.. but let's hope it will turn out to have few or no disadvantages.
By the end of the summer one of your long time goals will be achieved. remember that small item on your "Things-to-do" MindMap that you're seeing on the right side every time you open the file? now it's getting expanded, really :)
you know, on one of the pleasant August Saturdays you spend an hour sitting in front of your university's building and trying to pick up some nice memories from the years of study. yep, you're becoming melancholic in politex! i'm not leaving a spoiler here, cause i have to write a separate blog post for it :) 
ah and regarding the blog ...
you still have difficulties finding the right timing for writing. by the end of August, you have 6-7 draft posts you can hardly ever finish. You still dream of finding ways to share all the learnings, exciting discoveries, interesting meetings you've encountered, but something's not letting you to do so. Also now, you have to work on your productivity/procrastination rate and get things done!
One more thing. you'll meet many new and amazing people. You'll enjoy your time with them and you'll finally learn enjoying every minute spend with a nice person even realizing that you're not gonna meet them ever again.
You'll have nice guests from HC/CS, learn many things from them... and your passion for traveling will leave you wondering of all the amazing places you could go to and torture with the impossibility of realizing them in the near future. 
Besides, you'll revive some old acquaintances and value your friendships.

Arpi.. the autumn is gonna be tough... you'll need a lot of energy to accomplish all the things that are along the way and have impact on other people.. this is not just for fun or for yourself... things are getting more serious and as long as other people are concerned, you'll be under pressure and urged to take responsibility. but i know you'll be good :) 

Yours truly,

1 comment:

Mira said...

I'm proud of you!!
;) ;) ;)