Where Am I These Days??

confused-chicken1Every second, half a child is born in the world. Er, I mean, a child is born into the world every two seconds. This statistic cannot be trusted, but I swear it seems true. I’ve just been seeing a lot of babies lately. Friend’s nephew, nephew’s kid, kid’s little sister, and so on. Sometimes, I think I’m growing too old to have fun anymore.

So, where have I been these days? I’m not posting anything new, I haven’t been commenting regularly, I’ve been ignoring my comments and not replying, and I’ve completely ignored MirrorCracked Labs. There’s a logical explanation to all this and no, it’s not, “…too much work.”

A few days back, I realized that I’m a man with too much ambition. I was aiming for the stars and falling short quite terribly. I decided to hold myself back and aim at the moon instead. It’s not that having too much ambition in life is a good thing – it’s just not fair to live life optimistically. Too much optimism is really bad for the health and wellness of an individual. That’s why I change my underwear twice a day, and when I was busy trying to balance myself on one foot, trying on a bright blue underwear, I toppled over and fell, hitting my head on the bed.

Luckily, no bones were broken. But I did have a revelation. I decided to give in to pressure and accepted an invitation from Manipal University to write a paper for their communications fest. I wrote a paper on Web Entrepreneurship, which got nominated, and now, I’m a delegate on my way to present my paper in Manipal on the 26th. I could really have done without more traveling in my soon-to-be nomadic life, but that’s just my luck.

Anyway, I’m leaving tomorrow for Manipal. I’m recording my talk, and if technology permits, I’m gonna post it up on the blog when I return. I miss the blogosphere. Sigh.

Published by Nikhil

Nikhil Kumar lives in Bangalore with his wife and their stuffed dog. They are both advertising professionals and lead very exciting lives on the streets, dodging traffic. Their fridge is filled with cans of Diet Coke and their water heater doesn't work. He doesn't smoke (up) anymore.

31 thoughts on “Where Am I These Days??

  1. “soon-to-be nomadic life”??
    Now that sounds interesting. Even I have experienced a phase in life, where I had converted into a nomad for about 2 months. Its good to be a nomad, but not completely.

  2. Heyyyyy I have been so away from blogosphere… guess missed out on all the good things here 😦

    Well, now that i am back and visiting my fav blogs again… all the best for ur presentation! Go, be a winner 🙂

  3. hey

    have fun in Manipal.. 2nd year in a row that i was invited but could not go!!! Do let us know how it was and how ur paper presentation went!! 😀

    have fun!!

  4. Wow, I’d love to read your paper! Post it here too if you can. And I hear Manipal’s lovely. Try taking a detour to Goa 😀

  5. Just curious, is it a student conference types, and the paper you are presenting a research paper? Or something more informal?

    Good luck with the presentation, and share the paper with us once you are back.

    Keep changing the undies meanwhile. You don’t want to be scratchy in the middle of the presentation 😉

  6. agree about people being too ambitious. i know people who want to do every single thing in the world, claiming that they will do it and then disappear from said activity for a long time for reasons or other. all talk, no action! myself included sometimes. 😛

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