Thursday, January 4, 2018

New Year Post + Life Update

I wanted the first post of the year to be a personal one and with so many new things happening around me a life update seemed apt. As promised on Instagram (if you don't follow me there then click here first - aditi_khare11 :P), I will be posting a lot more about myself on the blog so that we can get to know each other better this year!
I graduated as a Telecommunications engineer last July and made the best decision to take a break of about 6 months. I always knew that I wanted to pursue my higher studies and enrolling into a college for the Spring 2018 semester was my best choice. It not only gave me ample time to prepare and apply but also gave me a good extended vacation between the two degrees.

To be honest, I didn't actually think that the admission process would be difficult for me because I had a pretty good profile and I thought that I will get admitted in the university of my choice easily but I had forgotten that absolutely nothing comes easy. Out of the 8 universities that I had applied to I was pretty sure I will get one of my top two choices but then the exact opposite happened and I got rejected from both! I was obviously devastated but more than that I was extremely confused as to what to do next. I did get accepted in a few more places after that but I wasn't very interested in going there. After a long wait of 8 weeks I finally got an acceptance from George Mason University and I was ecstatic! I was extremely happy because GMU offers a brilliant course structure in Networking under the Electrical Engineering department. 

After getting an acceptance I thought okay what can be tough now but well then came the visa interview. Anyone who has ever gone to a US Consulate to get a visa approval knows the trauma one goes through there. It's heartbreaking to see people come out of the building crying and howling with a rejected visa and it makes you wonder why you're putting yourself through this in the first place! Anyways I survived the entire process successfully and my visa was granted on 29th December. After all the ups and downs I am finally leaving to GMU for MS in EE on 10th January and I can't tell you guys how excited I am.:D

I have realized how important it is to cherish all the happy moments because no matter how difficult or hopeless anything seems, things do work out in the end. This never ending process was so stressful because I had no plan B but I did get through it. If you are having a hard time with anything just remember that it's a phase and it's going to pass real soon.

Here I am sharing a few happy pictures from some of the shoots that I did in 2017. I may or may not have shared these pictures on their respective posts or social media. Let's make it a point to cherish every little happy memory this year!

MYD <3 

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