Posted on 28 May 2011 under Journal/Life Updates
Twenty four hours to go.
I have a bit of flair for the dramatic; bear with me.
In about twenty-four hours, the plane will take off from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, and land at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport in Bombay, where I’m going to start the first phase of my work life (not counting last year’s summer internship).
So far, it hasn’t sunk in. So far, professional life’s been a holiday, a romance called education. Go to school in the morning, come back in the afternoon. Go to college in the morning, come back in the evening. Go to post-grad college, come back home for the vacations. And now, finally…go to another city to work, and no idea when I’ll be back home again.
Not that it’s not been on my mind at all. It’s just mostly been about the trivial things. What kind of place will I find to live in? How much will I have to spend on furnishing the basics? HOLY COW! IS THE HOUSE RENT IN MUMBAI REALLY THAT HIGH?
But today, for the first time, my thoughts are more about “home” — the one I’m leaving behind and the one I’m going to make in the near future.