Preludes & Conclusions

I’ve always believed that bad times are a prelude to happiness. And it has come true yet again!

Bad times (The Prelude) –Β Day before yesterday, I was supposed to go for a couple of interviews. My cousin had agreed to take me since he knew the place well, and he had some stuff to do there as well. So, I get up earlier than usual and go ask him when we should be leaving. And he tells me it won’t be possible to go because he has some serious stuff to do, something which cannot be kept aside for the next day. I didn’t know what to say. I just stood there, trying to hold back all the emotions. I didn’t know the place at all, and it was already late. So, all I could do was sit there, completely blank, wishing I could just cry out.

After my cousin left, I went to my room. A friend and Ann were online. So I tried talking to them. Out of the interviews, there was one I had really wanted to get through. I called them up and rescheduled the interview for the next day. That made me feel a tiny bit better. Then, I tried to do something to distract myself. I was seriously disturbed! And remember I mentioned a new friend in my last post? I spoke to him that afternoon. We spoke for a long time…and during that conversation, I never got time to think much about the missed opportunities or my emotions. I laughed a lot, talked a lot of nonsense and had a good time talking to him. Anyhow, I spent the rest of the day worrying about what I’d do the next day.

Happiness (The Conclusion) –Β When I mentioned the plan to my cousin, he said he had engagements for that day too. So, Janet and I decided to go by ourselves. I got a good friend of mine (from that city) to come along with us. So…to cut a long story short, yesterday, I had the interview. I loved it! I’m not talking about how I performed or anything. I loved the interview. Maybe because I know I won’t have something like that if I go for the typical commerce-related jobs. There were 3 rounds, the final one being the best. The last session was with the Managing Director. He is an awesome person and I understood that he was analyzing me by the probing questions he asked. It’s not always that you get to challenge yourself to show your best in front of someone. What’s more, he made me think so much! Anyway, so…I got the job! πŸ™‚ When the HR person said “Welcome aboard!” I was almost about to do a crazy, happy dance. I held myself, thanked them, sat through the other details, and to say I was smiling when I got out would be an understatement!

So, why I like the place so much? ImpresarioΒ is an event management company that organizes events, shows, brand launches, concerts, weddings and a lot more. The list includes international events, too! Apart from the fact that it involves a lot more opportunities, I believe it is a place where I can put my skills to use and do something substantial. A place where I can do more, be more. Their office (which has comparatively few people, unlike usual offices) does not give away the kind of creativity that is filled in the place. But the people do. The place has a palpable energy and lot of positive vibes, obviously since most of the people working there are young. From the handful of persons I met, I could see something so clearly – they are a bunch of people who think creatively. In short, this is the kind of place where I belong. So, you can imagine how super-happy I’m. πŸ™‚

I’ll be moving on 1st and starting with the job on 2nd. I know everything’s happening so fast. But then, that’s what I want! πŸ™‚ So, I’ve ended up in a job I wanted, in a place where I’ll belong…I’m happy. Which is what I tried to get across through this post. Bad times are a prelude to happiness. Always. πŸ™‚