Saturday, February 20, 2010

As Per Plan (APP)

I thought I had the perfect plan.. I came up with it in all of 5 minutes while travelling in a local cab from a client’s office back to work. Amidst the traffic, hunger pangs and lack of conversation, it came to me like an amazing scientific discovery. (Some of you who will read this know of that plan.. the others don’t need to know just yet) So while i thought that the perfect life plan (though may be a bit too optimistic for someone like me) might work out some day, as time went by, it seemed more of a long shot and is now nothing more than entertainment value.

All of my life plans have met a similar fate, gone with the wind before they could see the light of day. Now I’m an analyst at heart and anything you do or say around me, I will analyse. I will not judge but I will scrutinise in my head and how...Some of my closet friends suffer from similar disorders, but we all believe we are better off this way.
They say 'Great Things Come In Simple Packages'. I say “Great Learning comes through Simple Conversation. “
This evening I had one such simple conversation.. one of the longest and nicest in a longgg time,... (Different time zone does make it a little difficult to keep in touch) during which, it dawned on me that my life has not gone APP...EVER

I don’t know how much this is true for everyone but speaking from personal experience, I’ve spent half my life planning what my life should be and am spending the other half wondering why This Life hasn’t turned out quite the way I wanted it to be RT@ Nickelback.

What if life had gone As Per Plan? (Err.. first of all, which plan ) May be I would’ve been a shrink today minting money somewhere counselling freaks in some foreign land.. or may be I would’ve been a happily married mother of one or may be... well.. I’ll never know..This APP funda is more like a myth to me.

Why do we indulge so much in planning our life that at some level we forget to live it?
Are we that afraid of what’s out there or is it just a way of consoling ourselves saying.. "May be All is not so Well now but All shall be Well eventually". & when these life altering plans fall flat right in front of our eyes, we make e a bigger, more unrealistic one.
The smarter ones among us make more foolproof life plans, those that involve a backup or what we call Plan B (you know who you are..... :) )

Such is life & such is hope..As long as there’s hope, there will always be a plan and as long as there is a plan, there will always be hope that it works. It’s a vicious cycle I tell you, you just cannot get out of it.

When i planned in real time, at 17 I wanted to be a psychologist, at 19 ,an Economics major, at 20 I wanted to study at TISS & at 22 I wanted to service Cartoon Network. At 24 I wanted to pursue an MBA and at 25 I wanted to be anything other than a PR professional...If life had gone as per plan, it just wouldn’t have been my life.
At almost 27... I need a new plan.

P.S : This one’s to all those simple, fabulous phone conversations I wish I had more often

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm...and if life had gone as per plan, we would still be analysing what it would have been like off-track :)! I have a feeling there's one plan that's going to go APP that's sure to make up for all the flopped guessed it right, the one about the publisher...or plan B can of course be a certain dream coming true hahahhahaha...Cheers!!!