Realm Of Randomness

August 25, 2007

Home stretch

Filed under: Musing,Personal — Randomizer @ 3:14 pm


(img from CSU)

It’s been a marathon, alright ! But finally I can see the finish line … in the form of my defense on Aug 28th. But what I’m enjoying the most right now is this bursting feeling of excitement , the feeling of ‘I just can’t wait till ___’ .

One of the best parts about academic life is that we arrive at such moments every semester, or in the case of school, every year. Right in the middle of your final exams, studying for some painful subject like social studies or software engineering, your mind would take you through every damn thing you ever wanted to do in life, imagining you’d do it in that vacation immediately following that exam. Of course, whether or not you’d do it, or just laze around doing nothing is a different story altogether, but the dreams are rich and vivid nevertheless…

Back in the day, I used to plan how exactly I’d celebrate that first day of freedom – Ridding my room of every piece of visible study material, tearing up exam sheets, and just being overjoyed for the heck of it. In undergrad, my friends made the agony even more painful by having countdowns starting as long as 40-50 days in advance ! ‘This day next month we’ll be free’ !

I’ve been thinking that this is one of the last times I’m going to have that feeling, at least for a while, of bursting excitement, of endless days of fun hanging just beyond your grasp. My list of things to do, places to visit, people to meet, games to play, movies to watch and food to eat is growing rapidly. It’s funny how the ‘home stretch’ takes a literal form here because beyond the finish line actually lies a trip back home, hopefully for a month of fun and relaxation :)

I just can’t wait.



  1. Oooh!! Congratulations!!!
    While we kiddos have just arrived in this green land and wait ever so nervously wondering what will unfold as we step into this MS game, it’s quite thrilling to know that you are waiting for the home run :)

    Congratulations again :)

    Comment by Joy — August 27, 2007 @ 5:07 am | Reply

  2. Thanks, Joy ! :) Have a very happy and enjoyable 2 years ahead ! It will be fun, I bet !

    Comment by Randomizer — August 29, 2007 @ 2:52 pm | Reply

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