Celebration time!

Yup. One year of MBA done. Classes done. Exams taken. All that is left for me to do is relax and enjoy the next couple of weeks. ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course, I can’t but help reminiscence on the MBA experience. It feels like only a few months back I was exploring the option, making a cautious announcement here and then sharing details here and here and now already a year is past. Hmm! What has the year taught me? An increased awareness in the way I interpret news. An appreciation for the free market at work, a trepidation when I see Govt policies encroach on private enterprise. An awareness of my strengths and weak points and of course a new set of friends. Another year and I will be done. I hope I can walk away with my degree knowing my time was well spent and I will change my life and others’ by virtue of the knowledge I have gained.

In other news, K turns a whole year older. I am probably more excited about his birthday than he is. No mushy post today as I think I have OD’d on them. :p

I quit FB. Yes. You heard that right. I quit FB and Twitter and Orkut. I heard from three friends to be exact when they missed me. As I explained to them my reasons, I realized how much of time these social networking sites consumed. All I did was passively keep up on friends’ updates. I haven’t called or emailed or kept in touch with my 100 odd friends in years now. Perhaps this is my wake up call to be proactive on the relationships I want to maintain with people? I don’t know. This is another of those experiments that will either validate or have me scurrying back to undo what I did. Time will tell.

What else? I will be on vacation for the next two weeks and hope to meet at least a few of you then. I will also *finally* get to respond to comments over the next couple of days. Stay tuned! ๐Ÿ™‚

14 comments

  1. Dear Laksh,
    A good lucid post as always. First, Congratulations on your first year of MBA. Second, Happy Birthday to K. Third, Have a wonderful time on your vacation. HAPPY CELEBRATIONS ALL THE WAY! Relax and Enjoy!
    -Gayu

  2. 1.Hearty congratulations on your first year of MBA. Nice to see your post.
    We are eagerly waiting for your arrival.
    2.Wishing K very happy birthday from all of us.

  3. Yay, such a happy post. Love it. About FB,Orkut and twitter, you are right, but I won’t quit as I keep that as my link. I try and update or access only when I have energy after the whole days work of running around.
    I should probably try your approach ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Congrats Big time Laksh..congrats and God bless you. Time to get started on the interior decor of the ‘corner office with the blast of a view’. very happy for you.
    Happy Birthday wishes to K. God bless him.

    have a safe and relaxing vacation. enjoy
    shy

  5. Well done for making it to the 1/2 way mark, not long now before we will celebrate your graduation. You are so right about all the social network sites, I am only on FB to supposedly promote my site although have not had much luck from it. I hope you have a great break and enjoy family and friends, it will give you a good boost and lots of topics to write about. Take care

  6. Congratulations!!! :D.
    And a very happy bday to K bhaiya.
    Totally agree with you on the networking sites thing. Its way too addictive.

  7. @Raghu: Sure is. How is your wife?
    @Gayu: thank you. Can’t believe 3 weeks flew past.
    @Abi: Thank you!
    @Manchus: Well! I failed. Am back on FB.
    @SK: Thank you!
    @Shy: Thank you! Perhaps it is that time! :0
    @Laksh: Thank you. How have you been?
    @Anila: Thank you!
    @Suman: Not much longer. Just another year. ;p
    @Kiran: I thought so but not really. Feeling lazy to write these days.
    @Shalu: So whats new with you?

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