Monday, December 27, 2010


The irony of our lives is that when you want to travel, you don't have enough money and hence, you need to work to be able to travel. But, when you start working and have some money, you don't have time to travel.


Getting a wanderlust and a travel itch is not going to help right now.

I left at 7:30 am and came back at 11 pm today. I have started to wonder if the job is really worth it. It doesn't pay that well after all. Besides, my dad asked me to quit and start studying Spanish and Sanskrit - something I've been wanting to do since a L-O-N-G time. But if I did that, there goes my financial independence. (Not that I have a lot of it with this job. Meh.) It's so tempting, this offer of my dad's. I will have enough time to study and work on my book. And hopefully, if my dad agrees to loosen up a bit of his purse strings, travel. But it's that asking dad if he'll agree to do this bit that makes me stronger about not quitting. Only, I'm not really that strong when it comes to parental pressure. It's just much easier to agree with them so long as they are not asking me to marry someone or kill someone. This is very complicated. I am thoroughly confused. I want to work. It's a great work atmosphere and a little money is better than no money. But, I'm getting a fabulous opportunity to learn what I've wanted to do since a long time, have some free time to work on my book and finish my scholarship proposal and all and travel. Wattodo? :/ Somebody give me a This-is-the-right-decision-in-life guide please.


  1. Well if you find that guide please contact me....I'm looking for one too!!! But seriously, everything in life is going to be an irony..but its what life truly is about and it gives us its best lessons when it is like this...and cut the crap...I HATE IT TOO WHEN I HAVE A LIFE I HAVEN"T ORDERED!!!

  2. Uhm, honestly, you should totally take up dad's offer. Do what you've always wanted to do. It's easier to quit your job during the early days. I've spent the last 3 years trying to take that jump back into studying and it keeps getting tougher every year.

  3. i agree with June. take up what your dad is suggesting. and the marrying someone or killing someone clause is awesome :) don't worry you will feel free. try english and foreign languages university if you want to learn spanish in m.a level. you can check that.

  4. yep, i ditto. i like daddy dearest's offer. even in the wt-looks-betr-on-the-resume sense,ur dad gets extra points.

  5. Well.
    Why dont dads give offers like this to the boy child??

    Gender Discrimination.

  6. Thanks guys. :) I am taking up my dad's offer. :D Only, I'm going to ask them to give me part time work instead of full time. And if they don't agree, it's not worth it to keep up with them. :)