"The point is to re-commit"
I like my current job and I like the moments I spent in my office. The people in there, their attitude, their cordial nature and their acceptance has made a big difference in my life. They think I'm crazy, funny, immature and that I've the mind and brains of an 18 year old, all dreamy and lost. Maybe, that's the impression that I make. But that's ok. My personality, my attitude and many things about me has changed since I walked into this office. I've begun to take life in its stride. I enjoy it. Besides, they don't disapprove of me even if they think that I'm a bit eccentric. Maybe because, being in the ad-world, they have seen eccentricities beyond comparison and I'm just a milder version of it. Besides, I find my colleagues to be a bit funny too and eccentric in their own terms. For example, the head of my department is a lady in her early 40's or late 30's, I guess, and she makes the whole department come alive with her mere presence. And I wouldn't like to know her age either, 'coz I feel at ease with her and can get along with her and that's all that matters. Then there is this guy in his early 30's who churns out one idea after another and keeps himself busy with many books, blogs and events of other people's life. He has almost a fanatical reverence for his hair which he gives a trim only when it almost out grow his head and starts resembling a bee-hive. He makes it a point to ask me every other day what I've been doing after my office hours, where I went, at what time I had my dinner, what I had for dinner, at what time I slept last night and so forth and so on. It used to be very annoying in the beginning but now, I think I've discovered the fun in letting my life be an open book. It's much less trouble when you have nothing to hide from others and say things in a simple direct language. And, honestly, I don't think I've anything to hide. Else, I wouldn't be writing this blog.
Lately, I happened to chat with an old friend of mine. I found him very much changed and when I asked for the reasons for his change, he said life has taught him to be secretive about things. This is fascinating. When I think about a handful of people back in my college days whom I befriended, I see that after getting out of the protected walls of the college within which we felt trapped, intimidated, cursed and shared some good moments, each of us took very different paths in life. Some of them have moved forward to a better, happy and happening life. Some feel that the college days that we loathed then, were heavenly when compared to the life they lead presently.