So as I sit by the window watching the street lamp beam a powerful streak of light straight onto my pillow making it impossible for me to sleep; and this place doesn’t have window blinds too. After much fidgeting around making futile attempts with the comforter to block out the light I give up. A comfortable nap is out of question. So I sit up and fire up the word processor to type out an another rant. This is my last night in NYC. Tomorrow it will be a new state; a new city; and a whole new environs with all unfamiliar faces. Change they say is essential for life. But am I ready to embrace change ? Everything that has gone into my education for the past 21 years has never told/taught me to experiment with the unknown. I was always told to stick to convention. Education/Dressing/Food/Career. So exploring the new and the unknown is something I’m not accustomed to. But life comes at you fast and sometimes you gotta run even before you can walk. The past one and half year in the US of A has been a great learning experience on the intellectual and personal level. Now it’s time for the professional level. Yes there are fresh news bulletins everyday quoting jobs lost and the economy is bad and the hiring scenario for fresher’s worse. But there is this deep rooted gut feeling of an inherent and innate ability to swim across the storm. As I smash another bed bug between my palms of my hand the moon is slowly slipping into oblivion making way for the sun to usher in a whole new glorious day.
If you have lived in New York, you end up loving it; and this love will last a lifetime.