It All Ends Here

No, not the Harry Potter series [which would make a very sad post if I start writing about my feelings when this phenomenon..this era..the magic is coming to an end 😦 ]

What is coming to an end, hopefully, is my tryst with studies. In spite of my insincerity and lack of concentration, I have managed to come a long way on this path (credit to my sister, my intelligence, memory and luck. Here are some memories from each step of the long ladder I have climbed till now :-

# Kindergarten – “Ye Kahan Aa Gaye Hum”. Called a boy “Motu” and got punished for it. :mrgreen:

# Class 1 – Realized the meaning of coming first in tests and exams. God knows how…Started coming first in every unit test, half yearly and yearly exam! At the end came to know that we get prizes for that too! Got my first Russian folktale book. πŸ™‚

# Class 2 – Got scared like hell when the class teacher came to my house after annual exam ! [ Didi used to scare me saying she will complain my naughtiness at home to my teacher. At school I was like butter won’t melt in my mouth types πŸ˜€ ] Thankfully she had come to collect my notes as I was her best student πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

# Class 3 – Had a totally crazy woman as the class teacher!

# Class 4 – Got the specs! Sigh 😦 😦 First few weeks were really tough with boys teasing and calling me “Chasmish” among other names. Simply out of jealousy. Didi’s encouragement helped me survive that phase.

# Class 5 – Started writing with ink pen!! Messy affair! Scored 100/100 in Social Studies πŸ˜€

# Class 6 – Learned cycling!! Started realizing I suck at Hindi. 😦 Arch rival came into picture.

# Class 7 – Learned one of the first lessons in life. The population of so called friends dwindled after I came second for the first time. 😦

# Class 8 – Fell severely ill for the first time. For the first time studied sincerely and seriously as city board exams were there. Came 5th among all schools in hometown and got my first watch as prize. πŸ™‚

# High school – Chemistry practicals, Biology dissections, long assembly time, new friends, Board exams, Competitive exams, Medical or Engineering, tuitions…

# College – Where do I begin? Hostel life, friends, foes, ragging, funny moments, memorable moments, movies, picnics, late night talks, Maggi, water shortage, food shortage, girl politics, crushes, love stories, gossips, thieves, best friends forever, heart breaks, fights, illness, …it is endless!

# 1st M.E. – Morning classes, rushing to work, being not only the youngest but also the only female in class, first solo viva-voce!

# 2nd M.E – Due to promotion related rules, I had to enroll for a Master’s degree in relevant branch and thus started my 2nd M.E studies, causing some people to be shocked, some to be amazed, some to worry and some to falsely believe I’m a very studious person. Whereas the joke was on me. The first day in class was a torture! Then as days went by, it became harder as I was working and studying.

Got married last year and yet stayed at hometown till now to complete the degree. Kudos to D for being so understanding and considerate. πŸ™‚

And now finally, day after tomorrow, my M.E. final thesis viva-voce is due. Phew!!

Wish me luck people!!

p.s. sadly, for further rise in the career have to do PhD too. But I don’t want to study anymore! Booo Hooo! 😦

53 thoughts on “It All Ends Here

  1. You are doing a double ME Degree!!??? And you want to do a PHD also??? Baap re… log kya kya karte hain! When I was in my II nd year BE, I failed in a couple of cycle tests and was called by the teacher who asked me one question – ‘How did you pass I st year BE?’ πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ I got 45 in at least 6 papers (throughout) and that was the minimum pass mark! The results day used to be high degree suspense but due to the University staff generosity I passed.

    At least after this exams come to the real world and enjoy yourselves πŸ™‚

    Destination Infinity

    • I am in the teaching profession which requires higher and higher qualifications for promotion πŸ™‚ I am in the real world..only the real world one has to study πŸ™‚ I am not a bookworm if thats what u meant.

  2. You’ve done so well Reema! And you want to do a PhD? Wow! That’s one thing I doubt I ever could do…I hate research. Don’t mind reading it (kinda have to for the profession) but did not enjoy doing it in my Masters and 4th yr undergrad. I do enjoy learning though…not the way I did back in India (don’t think I learnt much in my 3 years of psych…all that rote learning…waste of time) but the assignments and reports and critical thinking that is involved in it.

  3. I barely managed to do my MBA (Thanks to my good luck) but can not think of studying any more. So kudos to you for reaching here. But PhD? Seriously??

    Good luck for the Viva πŸ™‚

  4. I can haz PhD bone if bone can haz my meddlin’

    But how to telemeddle? telenag?

    hmmm, loke phd bhoye paye, eh?

    Congrats dear- you have come a long way… especially with your history with dolls n kabaddi n vegetable vending… that made ma have her doubts… but I always knew, being the main tutor… and I am sooooooo proud of you. Above all, what makes me the happiest is that you are doing what you love to do- look around yourself, very few people get that in life. Of course, the next best approach to happiness is to love what you do.. but both you and s are blessed to be doing what makes you the happiest. Sorry about the vacation classes where I was one of the students πŸ˜€

  5. Awesome post…. Congrats for finishing you studies and I am still wondering how on earth you managed to study so much?

    btw loved the selection and placement of C&H strips totally hilarious πŸ™‚

  6. Awesome post…. Congrats for finishing you studies and I am still wondering how on earth you managed to study so much?

    btw loved the selection and placement of C&H strips totally hilarious πŸ™‚

  7. wow! double M.E. Just after my single master’s degree was over, I felt like I came back from hell πŸ™‚ Cant imagine doing two masters! Phd next? That’s something even I am planning to do..

  8. Ahh.. you made me remember my school days! πŸ˜€
    and you have a double M.E.?! wow!! All the very best! I’m sure you will rock!
    And a PhD! double-wow!! πŸ˜€

  9. Maybe you can take a break for a while and go for the Ph.d once you feel like studying again. Coz once studies are over, at a certain point you miss it and want to go back to it.

  10. Wow … Quite an awesome journey you see … Topper all the way isn’t it??? … And the college part was awesome … We could write a complete thesis on the same can’t we??? πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ …

    All the best for the viva-voce and about the Harry Potter series … The magic can never and will never come to an end … Good things never end πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  11. Different post, probably spilling your heart out and that is what matters πŸ™‚
    Keep writing!

    Through Alexa, I found out that you visited my blog, but couldn’t see any comment over there. Please do leave suggestions as and when you drop by.,

    take care, and happy blogging.

  12. Congrats on completing this phase of your education~

    I love this post. Mind if I copy the style in a year or so when I finish?

    How is being married and studying working out? I am about to do the same.

  13. I find this post amusing and motivating. I too applaud you on your accomplishments. You have traveled far on the path of education.
    Now comes the path of life. Keep us posted on the progress down this twisting, turning road.

  14. Way to go,Reema! *pats back encouragingly* I am all for academics. I genuinely toyed with an idea of a Phd myself.. but then decided it will probably be better to do it after a couple of years of work ex.
    Bestest of luck for the viva. You’ll do just fine.:)

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