Could be better…but could also be worse…

by Abha Deshkar

8 years ago, if anybody would have told me that 8 years from today you, after completing your Engg and MBA will be training people on soft skills… I would have laughed on his/her face and continued with my “preparation” for the Medical CET, I was supposed to write in a few days…

Often when I look at myself in the mirror I tell myself either of the two things…

# Abha Deshkar, you are complete rockstar and you have done wonderfully for yourself in your life until now, and I can guarantee that you are going to have a wonderful life ahead!! Enjoy your success rock!


#Abha Deshkar…… what the hell have you done to yourself!! What have you been thinking and what is it that stopped you from becoming something worth while in life…You have turned out to be a complete failure, you fool!


And yet on  both of these occassions, I am reminded of this dialogue from some movie……



A few days ago I was at the bus stop waiting for my colony bus… As usual I was party to a conversation two ladies were having… “So, your son is in the US right?”

“Ya. Stanford University” The name ringed in my ears for a long time. I could see the proud mother boasting to her friend about her son, who    “  has also started eating non-veg, you know”

I thought if I had ever given my parents a chance to feel so proud about me…. Most probably not.

But then on some days I see people, doing jobs that does not make them happy…" because that is what I graduated in” … and I feel so much better about myself, about doing something I like and feel like doing every morning I get up….. Now how many people get a chance to do that?

Like I said…could be better…but could also be worse….

Wish all our readers a  very happy new year.

Abha Deshkar



Pranjal Wagh January 5, 2012 - 11:47 PM

Ms Deshkar
Everytime I look at this blog, I feel so proud to have you as my co-author!!
What you have written are my thoughts (and probably those of a million others!) exactly!!

Spot on!
Asach lihit raha!!

Sharvari January 5, 2012 - 11:53 PM

Day by day nothing changes, but whenever we turn back and see; nothing remains as earlier.
Question is …Are we happy whatever we are doing?
Spot on!

Archana January 6, 2012 - 4:44 PM

Hey Abha,
Life is all about loving every moment… every single day and each and every task you do. Many people are busy earning money, doing non- creative jobs and not even getting chance to enjoy their earnings. So we are quite lucky to do what we like and enjoy life as we should…

abha deshkar January 6, 2012 - 10:07 PM

@ Pranjal Wagh : Thanku for the SHOWER of praise 🙂
asach karat raha 😉

@Sharvari : Happiness is a state of mind, isnt it ?… So with the same set of things, sometimes we are happy, sometimes we arent…

@Archana : yes…. that is one view and the other is… Could I have done something more, something better…. again like you said..we r lucky to do what we like! Thanks 🙂


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