May 21, 2009

Turning 22

Its a day I eagerly wait for every year. A day, I wish was 48-hour long; or repeated every 6 months. A day, when I enjoy being the center of attention. A day, when I wake up at 7 AM, take an early morning bath and pray to God. A day, when no bad news can ever upset me. A day, which I like so much, that I am blogging about it 4 days in advance :). This time, its not going to be any different.

Every year, when I pray to God, I wish good luck, blessings for all my loved ones. For myself, I wish for a just reward in return of my efforts. Its probably one of the few times, when I sincerely pray to God, and honestly seek His blessings.

However this year, when I go to the temple, I am going to ask for directions. Directions in life. Directions of where to go, and what to do ! !

Over the last few months, a large number of people have asked me, "So Sumedh, what would you do after IIT?" or variations of the same question. And every time, I have come up with "I hope to figure it out soon" or variations of the same answer. The more I think about this, the more clueless I become. Countless times, I have tried to think of possible alternatives, but nothing seems to be 'THE' thing. May be, I haven't searched whole-heartedly. Or its just a pro-longer period of bad luck. But, its getting to a point where I MUST be worried about it. So much, that I positively dread what am I going to be doing when I turn 23.

So, my sincere prayers this time are going to be for myself, just some hint, some indication as to what I should do after graduation. Some obvious clue, some discernable leads, some semblance of an answer to the dreaded question.


Aviral said...

So were your prayers answered??!!

Sumedh V. Vidwans said...


Not just yet. But the signs are good. Inshallah, they will be answered soon enough.