Friday, August 22, 2008

@Rustic-RIT-Rochester Series : Coincidence

After spending 10 days with my brother and family, finally I headed to my destination Rochester Institute of Technology, NY. When I left India, there were mix feelings, on one side there was pain of leaving my parents, sisters & Priya and at the same time excitement of exploring new horizons, pitches in a completely new world. But after landing to San Francisco and staying with my brother, Rajas, jayrath and bhabhi, I really couldn’t get a time think about all these things.

But on 17th night, when I said bbye to the kids and bhau, it again resurfaced. During that whole journey, I was in a confused state about my decision of getting out of Comfort Zone. First I quit my job @ Symantec then instead of applying & or selecting admits from Universities closer San Francisco, I went with RIT admit which at other side of USA and from my brother.

And then when I take out my Apple iPod (courtesy to Nilesh Mune from Pune), this was the song first song which played on it. Long time back a dear friend of mine, posted this song on blog while leaving from India. At that time, I couldn’t completely understand what that feeling is all about. It took me a year to know the real meaning of it. While listening to it, I slowly came out of that depression and when I opened the Window @ above 8000ft, it started to dawn…. Peace :-)

All about 3 R's : @Rustic-RIT-Rochester

From last 6 months and for next 1 year, my life was/is/will be in and around of these 3 R’s : Rustic RIT Rochester. So all the upcoming posts will be about my past-present-future related to these the R’s.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

In US of A

On last Wednesday, August 6th 2008, I landed up in United States of America. It was a process which lasted for over a year. Handling lots of issues, situations, concerns...

Life got completely changed during this course. When it all started I was a happy individual soul working uni-directionally towards my professional goals and now at this point m More Happy & Lucky to be a committed - engaged Grad Student... Commitment towards my professional goals as well as towards my love :-)

I will be honest with everyone over here. I really didn't find USA as a fascinating nation. I mean, yeah infrastructure wise its Simply Awesome like wide roads, clean air, parks and mall... But from where I came from, these things are now becoming part of life over there too. Only thing I liked in last 5 days is, The Much Talked California Weather :). On very first day, the watch was showing 8.30PM and it was sunny outside. This will never happen in India. A long day gives you a chance to spend some time for you and your family...

More to continue...