So ten years ago, I started college. Yeah. Ten years. I remember the ten years before that, and they seem very long compared to these last ten years that have gone by. As people always seem to say... it just seems like yesterday, and I can vividly remember each of these last ten years. It has been an amazing decade for me. Friendships that have been through a lot, that have gone through trying times, and that have come out stronger. Experiences that have shaped me and changed me, from a wide-eyed college-kid into an adult.
Five years ago, I made a similarly introspective post and I wondered where I would be five years from then. Well, so here I am. 27 years old... almost 28... I'm a veteran of a war and I'm finishing up my military service, I'm a citizen, I'm gainfully employed at a job that I absolutely love, I still own a house and a car, and finally, last but not the least, I have found that special someone I've been looking for my entire life (and let me tell you, she's AMAZING). There were many times during the last ten years that were hard for me... but I somehow got through it all, and actually ended up on top when all was said and done.
Looking back at my early days in this country I laugh at myself when I think of how naïve I used to be. But I guess that's a part of life and it's probably something that everyone goes through. All in all, I think I've done pretty well for myself. So, here's to another wonderful ten years.
7 thoughts on “Ten years”
you’re old dude. :p
Yeah Vivin…Being her brother I know she is amazing…and you are going to laugh a lot……
Vivin, i’ve been following your blog on and off for a couple years now. (I say on and off because i tend to skip reading the technical stuff that i know nothing about!)
We’ve had a talk a long time ago about Nair societies and i remember you musing about this special someone and sharing the same concerns i had about meeting someone who could fit with the sort of families we grew up in.
I’m incredibly glad that you have finally! 🙂
This year i will be done with college,and this post made me think about everything i’m hoping for to happen in the next 5 years. And your being successful is something of a source of inspiration. 🙂
Good luck for your personal and professional life!
Sorry for taking so long to reply! Yes, I do remember that back-and-forth discussion we had! Thank you for your wishes 🙂
That’s great to know that you’re almost done with college. It’s an exciting world you’re going to be stepping into. I’m glad to be a source of inspiration, but seriously, I don’t think that I’m that great haha! I’ll try to write about other stuff, than just the nerdy computer stuff. I’ve started using wordpress and it’s a lot easier writing posts now 🙂
Haha… um… yeah I am! :p
vivin, I just read your blog on shaadi.com and its problems. i cudn’t agree more with it because i am facing the same problems that u were in may 2009.
I am now reading ur post above from aug 2009 and u have met the person you want to end up with. Don’t mean to pry but I was wondering did u meet her through shaadi.com or other such online dating site
looking for guidance
Glad you liked the post 🙂 No, I don’t mind, actually it wasn’t through shaadi.com or any dating site! So, I guess shaadi.com really didn’t help me, but it doesn’t mean that it can’t help you. All I can tell you is to just keep looking and try all avenues 🙂 I’m sure it will work out for you in the end!