Life is build on the carcasses of mistakes, where you lay down the crypt of one over another and build a big tower which is then called experience. There are many mistakes you do in your life, some which you do accidently, like praising the figure of your friends sister in front of him, some you do deliberately, like touching the wet paint on bench knowing that the paint is wet.
Some mistakes are, well, mistakes that come on the fork-road of your life where a decision you take will change the course of direction your life will move ahead and you will regret them forever in your life. These are the mistake you hear mostly in the bar after six pegs and usually they began with, 'If I had to go back and do it differently...'
Last time I told you about the three mistakes I did in my love life, today these three mistakes is about life. It is always safe to discuss only three mistakes in your life, as three is the reasonable number where mistakes can be forgiven, beyond which it comes as a personal failure on the individual. In this case... me.
So the first point of mistake happened after I finished my HSC, the process of going to engineering I have told you before. After my twelveth, the same college had offered me free seat for BCS which I was definitely enjoying, I could have enjoyed it further taken up a job and would be settled in life... but I didn't.
Now, after five years (yup, one year got elongated) I find myself in a job which has nothing to do with the thing my dad spend his half savings for.
Now, I really should not bitch a lot about this thing, for you will say its the same story everywhere, the big words like recession, downsizing, cost-cutting comes to your mouth. But then that's the second mistake of my life, I choose software engineering over advertising. I had a option to become the copywriter for a ad agency, the money was less but the job satisfaction was more.... but I didn't.
I choose money over work and here I am bursting my creative energy into a blog, trying to show the world that there is a life beyond my cubicle.
The third mistake in my life, was to believe in the HR department of my current company. The monetary promise they offered me while joining has not yet even materialized even after a year with them. I believed in them when they offered me transfer to Noida, I believed in them when they canceled my appraisal.
Well, I am not upset for the fact that the company cannot afford me, I am upset for the fact that for same peanuts I could have worked in my home town, Pune... but I didn't.
As they say, 'Some wound are a little more than flesh deep.' these wounds I will always carry to my grave, maybe after fifty years some kid in some part of the world will read the mistakes of his old man on an online blog.
Till then, I live in a Ossum world with no regrets and no worries, and obviously there is always a new morning to wake up and I got more seventy eighty years to live, that gives me a hell lot of time to make some brand new mistakes...ho ho ho.
P.s. Happy Holidays