Monday, 28 November 2011

Coz apparently I'm a woman. On a horse. With a sword...

I honestly believe that every person is exactly where they should be at any given moment in time. We are where we are supposed to be and every person we encounter and every situation we experience teaches us something new about the world and ourselves too. All we have to do is be open to learning the lessons and living consciously.

If I ever found myself doubting that or my place in my current vocation, my fears would have been laid firmly to rest over the past week. One of the things I like about working at the institute is the open door communication policy. I love to communicate. I'm a communicator.

Anyways, on this particular day I had a lot on my mind... ideas, some suggestions and recommendations... I'm full of them. I should have been a business analyst.

So I stepped into The Boss's office and all of these ideas, suggestions and recommendations just came pouring out of my mouth - like word vomit. And then we got talking. And before I knew it, I heard her say:

"I love these ideas. I believe that we can do this. You can do this. *eyes-squinting-contemplatively-in-crystal-ball-oracle-conjuring-way* 
I mean, with a name like Azra... I see a woman. A woman on a horse. With a sword."

And I thought to myself, "yep... this chick is exactly my kind of crazy". And that's when I knew. I knew that I may not be here forever, I may not even be here in the next year... but right now, this is exactly where I am supposed to be.

Still, there are those moments when frustration sets in - days that everyone has as some point in time no matter how great your job is. Days when I'd rather be in bed the entire day than face the world. And the only thing that keeps me going is a sense of humour:

Pic courtesy Prixie :)

I often wonder how everyone else gets through their days...


  1. Was the list of fucking definitions one of your ideas? It looks like the perfect way of teaching the goombahs in your class!

  2. Can the sword be made of chocolate? :-)


  3. Azra : Just fucking awesome.

  4. Ooh, the way you say that is quite a graceful dance around the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, in that there's a fundamental limit on the accuracy with which certain pairs of physical properties of a thing (say a person), such as position and momentum (or in this case, place and purpose), can be simultaneously known.

    So, the more precisely the one property is measured, the less precisely the other can be controlled, determined, or known.

    Or, you know, whatever.

  5. Ah it's been a long time since I've been here.

    Fuckin' awesome post!

  6. I just imagined you in place of the Old Spice guy... Look at me. Now look away. Now back at me. I'm on a horse. haha

    Absolutely agree with all you've said. When you feel you're exactly where you're supposed to be the feeling is incredible!

  7. GB
    I wish I could take credit for the list of definitions but I can't. I'm sure if given enough time, I would have been able to come with a list of my own :)

    Dean, chocolate is always good in any shape or form ;)

    LOL! :)

    I had to Google the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. I will go for the "whatever" option... or the "wherever the wind takes us" option... moving from Quantum Mechanic to Quantum Physics here... don't have any concrete theories though ;P

    Thanks LOL!

    I reckon there could be a spot for an Old Spice Gal... why not? ;)

  8. Well, Ms Communicator a.k.a. Ms business-analyst-is-what-I-should-have-become, if you're wondering (when you're not word vomiting) how everybody else is getting through their day, my guess would be by doing virtually the same thing as the day before. Put in the mix a few surprises and a funny post by a woman with a sword on a horse and everything's as it should be.

  9. Ahahahha!! I love this! Working on my bloody dissertation right now (procrastinating a bit in order to read your blog!), and this definitely brought a smile to my face. :)

  10. we get through the day by reading your blog - seriously

  11. RCB
    Well this woman with a sword and a horse is going to be working right through, right up until Christmas eve...thats what I found out today. Seems like she has some plans for me *sigh*

    I'm glad that you could take a few minutes to smile. Hope all is well and that you've enjoyed the time with your family!

  12. Tazeen
    lol, glad to see that my mindless ramblings are good for *something*