Friday, January 22, 2010

The Road Not Taken.

I don't regret having taken the 'other road' but I wish I could find a shelter to rest awhile..

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

                                                     - Robert Frost

Monday, January 11, 2010

I just found out that one of those doors is not going to open for me.. I haven't been shortlisted for the JNU job..

Too many options..

I know that having too many options is never a bad thing and for someone who is unemployed right now, that's a truly idiotic thing to say but I applied to some of these jobs months ago and they are just not telling me anything.. I mean come on.. If I didn't get it, just tell me I didn't.. I can't take the waiting.. It's driving me nuts.. If my beloved reads this, he'll chide me for worrying so much.. He thinks the best way to go is to just go on applying and not worry about the results (Very Bhagwad Gita.. My very own Lord Krishna.. Just wish I could be his Arjuna though.. :)) but I don't know.. I just can't do that no matter how badly I want to.. Right now, I'm waiting to know about these positions..

1. Senior Research Fellow at JNU
Applied to this one way back in November..
2. Junior Research Fellow at MLSC
Appeared for the interview on the 12th of December..
3. Tutor at KMC
Interview on 14th of January.. Keeping my fingers crossed..
4. Lecturer in a Medical College at Chennai
Spoke to them over the phone.. Need to go over in person to make the job mine..
5. Online tutoring at TutorVista
Interview on 25th of January..

I know I'm lucky to have so many options open.. But they are still options and I need to know for sure..

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Found a bird's nest in my garden today and thought it would be a good addition to my dressing table :D

My Life..

Monday, January 4, 2010

My glammed up phone..

I didn't have a phone up here in the library.. So I hunted around for some spare ones I knew we had and found this white one.. Thinking it looked a little plain, I decided to glam it up some :)

And some close ups..

Actually, all that glitter is a nice coppery color.. But it didn't show up too well in the pictures, did it?

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy? New Year..

Well, 2009 hasn't been too great for me.. Sure, I did manage to complete my horribly boring postgraduate course but then, someone I love didn't.. I managed to score marks that I'll sigh over for the rest of my life (just 1.4% short of 70.. why God?).. I haven't managed to find a job in 4 whole months.. and things are moving really slow on the PhD abroad front.. So, the bottom line is I'm beginning to feel, 'Surely, the only way for things to go from here is up..' unless.. No, I'm not gonna think about all the horrible things that could still happen..
For this year, I'm gonna make a little wish list.. and hope that I can come back in a year's time and strike out the ones that were granted.. So, here goes.. In 2010, I want to..

1. Land a job.
2. Go abroad for a PhD.
3. Be with my beloved.

It's a small list.. With just three things on it.. I'm not being too greedy.. Yet, those three little things are so important to me.. Please God, please?