It’s been over 24 hours and the news hasn’t sunk in yet. It still feels like is it true?! Did I really get this call! Yes, I did; at least the call-log of my phone says so and it obviously can’t lie. I know you must be wondering what the call was about. But I knew who was on the other side even before the call was picked and the formal introduction was made. After all, it was a call most awaited. Yes, the call for the Joining Date!
As soon as the call disconnected I announced the big news at home. I don’t know what I was feeling. There was a mixture of emotions and I couldn’t pick which one was which. I pinged everyone to tell them about it. This news had to be shared. There was showers of wishes from everyone. I would just smile and text back a polite Thank You in return.
But.. Was I happy? I guess, I was, the wait was finally over. It wasn’t a occasion to be sad. But still there was a turmoil of emotions I could feel. My mind was now thinking overtime (nothing new in that I know). My heart was still accepting the news, taking more time than usual. While the ambitious and independent part of me was celebrating but introvert part of me was sulking already. Though the uncertainty was partly over, but there were other fears that seeped into my heart. A new place. A place far away from home. A new environment. New people. No friends to rescue. In the meantime, my mind was trying to explain my heart the advantages of the opportunity that had knocked my door. There are new experiences waiting to unfold. There is a world of possibilities waiting to be discovered. There is a new city waiting to be explored. There are new stories waiting to be written. There are new challenges waiting.
It feels as if time is running fast, out of my hands. I am blank, not kneeing what to do next. There is such a long to-do list and i don’t even have time to think about it. There is a lot to take in. No wonder I am taking so time. But I know, it’s not the time to shy away. This is the time to embrace the new changes. It’s time to shake hands with those difficulties and carve a new path.. It’s time to walk out of comfort zone.. It’s time to find a new me.