I haven’t been blogging lately. Last post was in May and a lot has happened since then. Osama Bin Laden is indeed dead 🙂 but that is not what concerns me. Ofcourse, for the world and especially the USA it is a revenge finally taken but for me I have better things to worry about at the moment. So, I am in Delhi, the part of the world I call home and the place where I have spent more than 20 years of my life. I have got my F Visa approved and I am all set to return back to US on Aug 5 as a student. Trust me the new life is going to be different. It is going to be tough as I would survive on borrowed money. With fixed budget, life will be a mean bitch. So much so that financial management is going to be my major outside of Grad School. My biggest concern is my parents. How am I going to support them if I am unemployed? The other concern is – How am I going to pay the in-school interest to Credila? It is not that I don’t have a plan. I have decided to leave a part of the loan money, worth 2.5 years of my parents’ living expense and the loan interest, here. That should take care of both the concerns. My own survival is a matter of worry too. I do have a Graduate Assistantship but the continuation of that for the second year depends on my performance in the first year. I know I will do good but a little pessimist in me always thinks about what wrong can happen like it did before my Visa interview. The interview in the end was a breeze.
I talk to Ab every day. We might be seven oceans apart but her voice on the phone every morning makes me feel she’s close. There is a little feeling of insecurity that I get some times because of the distance. I trust her no questions about that fact. Do I trust people around her? No I do not especially men who regularly cross their limits. Are you calling me too protective? Think again. Would you like your girl or guy to see people who you know have or had feelings for your significant other? How about married people who want a boat to take them to the other side of the river or in simple words looking to cheat on their partners? I have had her tell me about men who fantasize about her and men who do favors for her. Honestly, I don’t care if you call me too protective! I ain’t gonna let my girl get fooled by those men!
Grad School assignments have already started pouring in. I am feeling a little bit of pressure especially because I still have the project at work to finish. Life once the school starts is going to be similar. It’ll be challenging a one of a kind experience that will change my life forever.
Home coming is all about reunions. I have already met my uncles, my cousins, gone out with my high school friends and more reunions are planned in the coming weeks. On Jul 15 I am going to Mumbai to meet college buddies. It is going to be very exciting trip and I am already looking forward to it.