You do what you gotta do

Well, it’s been an eventful few weeks, at the very least. But at least now I have some idea of where I’m going to be for the next year and a half. I’m going home in October. I mean, HOME home. I talked to Dad this past weekend. He said he needed me. I believe him. So I’m going. It’s not permanent. Maximum duration is about a year and a half, after which I might come back for B-School. I guess we’ll just see what develops.

And yes, I am aware that my matrimonial status will become even more prominent in people’s minds. I’ll just deal with that when I get there. My only reasons to go back are to help my dad, and get good work experience with him. Marriage isn’t on the list, and I’ll have to meet one hell of a girl to change my mind. Keep in mind, the standard has been set very high, so I think I’m safe for now.

Of course, going to India (specifically Baroda) also means my social life will drop down dramatically. *shrugs* Oh well… I’m not regretting my decision by any means. I’m just considering the full ramifications of the move.

Several other issues on my mind. I guess I’m just feeling introspective. It happens sometimes. Unfortunately, I don’t really have anyone to talk to about it. I guess I’m like my dad that way. I don’t like asking for help unless I literally have no other choice. Back in the old days, I’d call one of my friends and rant for a while, hear some sympathetic words, and feel better for getting it off my chest. But I don’t really have those resources as readily available anymore. People are busier now. They have families. There are other responsibilities they have to deal with, and therefore have less time in general. And despite any of their protestations to the contrary, it doesn’t feel the same to bug them with my own petty worries. Especially if, for some of them, I’ve never really talked about myself to begin with. It’s a lot easier for me to hear about their problems, and it feels kinda odd to talk about my own issues when I’ve spent the recent past listening. I never thought I’d see the day when I’d hesitate to bitch about stuff going on in my life.

I would have written a post sooner, but just as I was in the middle of a (admittedly) good post about how some Jain sects don’t consider women to be the equals of men, Internet Explorer decided to crash on me. I figured it wasn’t meant to be, and then I got lazy. You know how it goes.

BTW, I have a new obsession. I love House, the tv show. Hugh Laurie rocks. I loved him in Jeeves and Wooster , but it seems he’s a lot more versatile than I thought. ;Great stuff, and highly recommended.

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