Saturday, December 22, 2007

End of the Semester

So, the semester has finally ended! And I must say it was a hell of a journey. From a new style of studies to cooking it was a struggle all the way. Though battered and bruised, I am happy that I have survived.

I remember when I was shifting schools in 6th grade. I used to be in a smallish school and was transferring to a bigger school and my Maths teacher said (the subject I used to top every time in those days!) that I would find it hard to survive in the new school with no spoon feeding and a higher level of competition. And I think what her reaction would be when I meet her today after not only surviving but topping that school in 12th boards and now studying here in UoA.

I think the one semester has taught me a lot (ok! gimme something new).One, I just can't get up early whether it's a early class or a RA meeting. Two, I can actually study the whole night. Furthermore, nothing can motivate me to work .. unless there's a deadline in a few days.

Hmm.. the third is somewhat surprising and unfortunate because I used to love programming. Well, to be frank I used to be geeky in school. So while a football match was going on in the school, I would use the "free time" to sharpen my C++ skills. But somehow I have lost it. And this was reflected in my project's performances this semester where my performances was certainly below par though I managed to scrape through both.

And I understand, though partially, the value of friends and in general people. I was
helped and cared for throughout this period by people. There were some I knew before coming here but most were complete strangers. I bombarded them with questions and I always got patient replies. And I can't thank them all enough. It's not about studies or survival but about their goodness that I want to thank them for. Just for being selfless.

P.S. Well, this post was a very random one and with the blog title "Musings of an Unsettled mind" what else can you expect.


maverick said...

nice summary of your semester. from the looks of it you are turning into a perfect graduate student. (referring to studying in nights, no motivation etc.)

Amit Wadhwa said...

lol @ mav

Nivi said...

well i am sure the geek is still in hiding ;)
anyways thats one sem for ya!!

Amit Wadhwa said...

yupz nivi, one sems done and dusted 3 more to go.

Tapasya said...

Nice one :)

Nat said...

hey hope i'm not too late to comment on this one :)

the first sem taught me the most too. it taught me to toughen up! it also took my self confidence down a few notches. the next 2 sems have brought it back up.

it's a long windy, bumpy road, but i hope for all of us well worth the sacrifices. and of course we meet some nice people along the way.

Amit Wadhwa said...

hey nat, better late than never.. well looks like this will be the tough sem for me with so many things to do. Definitely tougher than the 1st.

Totally agree with you on the nice people thing. I have already met a few and I hope to meet a few more in days to come.