Have you all ever been through the situation of 90:20 anytime in your life?
I mean when you have to wait ‘n‘ number of days to get ‘n/6‘ number of free days? I am sure most of us must have gone through this. I am in such a situation now. I have to wait 90 days to get a 20 day free period. This is far from worse. I have done 730:60 in the past. Today I am fortunate to have the GTI by my side, friends, whatsapp, Kartdrome and lot of other support material and support staff. And 90 days is nothing but a piece of cake. But still the feeling that you are actually dragging yourself through those 90 days which will feel like proper 90 days kills me. The thought itself digs a 7 feet long and 7 feet deep grave.Your eyes are planted on the watch/calendar. You just want all the days to pass by for those days to come so that they can pass by at the speed of light. Oh lord! What a disaster! 😛
Next 90 days are going to be hard. Summer would fry me and my poor little car. My car looks blue and I look dark tanned. What exactly does this summer want of us, lol! 😥 😛 Job would shatter and batter me during this time frame for some odd reason. Time will be reluctant to move and adopts snail speed. Even if I manage to cross them all and happily enjoy my 20 days, after those 20 days what awaits me is a ruptured life both professionally and personally. My finances would be in shambles and life would be tough. Still I would choose my 20 days freedom, no matter what. Even if I choose to stay back and not go, it’s not going to help much and I would rather be off even if it maybe for a second.
So the challenges ahead of me are plenty … from getting my leave approved to building my dream motorbike back at home.
I have taken my off 4 months back and it remains to be a challenge to convince the main man here that I again require a break. That too for doing nothing in the name of job.
The good thing is that my cousin (another one) is getting married (which is true) and hence I can confidently put that forth and give it a try. Onam is during those times and I haven’t been home in 6-7 years for Onam. That’s another argument.
None of these actually matter. They are not even close to the real reason why I am going home. It must be rainy season in Kerala and I am missing the rains in Kerala. Perfect chance to see the nature and appreciate India for once with the mouth I swear abuses. Appreciate it for having beautiful nature and amazing climate (except summers). Not that humans there have done anything for India (or Kerala) to beautify the place, but glad that nature still loves to pamper our country.
More than that, I am going to rebuild my cousins 12 year old motorbike to my dream bike (sounds so sleazy). That is something I look forward to. Though the modifications that I do are mostly cosmetic, I had this in my mind for years. The key chain I bought 8 years ago is still in my locker at my parents place. I hope its that time, it finds a key to go with. I have already passed on the word that I would buy the motorbike and I hope they don’t give my untimely shock at the last moment. That will be really sad. But for now, with the help of my friends I have started enquiring about the parts and stuff. I don’t how well this project is going to go. But always worth a try 🙂
This was 4 years ago when I had this bike to myself for a few days.
I hope they don’t leave me with a broken heart and seriously, even if I manage to get the bike the modifications might take another 13 days at least and at this stage I am dependent on so many people. One doesn’t work out and everything falls apart. God save my soul.
But then what matters the most is I have a reason to look forward. Fight for glory continues….
On that inspiring bombshell, Good night!