At A Crossroads; Or Maybe Not

We all see bloggers taking a few weeks off, leaving their blogs/websites alone and isolated in the overcrowded wasteland of the internet. Once they come back, they apologize and give some totally justifiable reasonsย for their absence. But I’m not gonna apologize. Why?

BECAUSE I SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED MY MASTERS DEGREE!! THAT’S WHY!!

I just got the final result today in the mail and I’m now officially a Master of Business and Information Technology!

Can't Touch This

[Word of Caution: The following contentย may sound a little “braggy”. But dammit I deserve this!]

So where were you exactly these two months?

Oh I was busy finishing up a few projects, getting over a ton of assignments, giving quizzes, preparing for the final academic exams of my life, and NAILING those exams! Boo-Yah!

Well what’s your final CGPA Miss Smarty Pants?

Ah you know, just 3.80. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Nothing big, nothing big. :3
(my country follows the 4 grade point system tho)

What are your plans now? Did you get any job offers? HAH!

Actually I got two really good offers in the past two weeks. One was from my own professor Sir Umer who taught me the course of Enterprise Resource Planningย and he runs his own software house – MindWorks Systems. The offer was extremely tempting and an amazing opportunity for me, but unfortunately I had to decline. The other oneย was from another software house, ICM, and the salary they were offering was pretty nifty. Butย I declined that one as well.

BUT WHY? I don’t mean this as an insult but are you mentally challenged or something?

Lol no I turned them down for two reasons:

  1. I want to give some time to a few courses of my own choice right now. I want to invest a little time in the things I WANT to learn, not what I HAVE to learn. Most of all I want to continue sharpening my skills in Graphic Design and Web Dev.
  2. I’ve spent the last 18 years of my life being a Miss Goody Two Shoes,ย getting straight A’s,ย conforming to the system, being constricted within a time table etc. But now I think I deserve a little bitย time off for myself. Learn at my own pace and procrastinate without feeling guilty. Go out more and just have FUN without any repercussions. I’ve also stock-piled a shit-ton of movies, bought myself a Netflix subscription, bought and downloaded almost 70 books, and I’m planning to get through all of this in the coming 5 months. After that it’ll probably be time to be serious again. But for now, myย only objective for these couple of monthsย is to “Nurture Abeeha.

So that’s why I was gone for so long. The past few days were a little hard for my tiny cute little brain, because I was trying to figure out what to do with my life. Every graduate goes through this once the studies end. But now that I’ve got a blueprint made out, I’m feeling a lot more relieved and relaxed. In fact, the mostย relaxed I’ve felt in YEARS. F*ck Adult Responsibilities (for now)!

Wait For All of This to Blow Over

As forย the blog, oh I’m back for good. I’ll be irritating ya’ll with my useless opinion more frequently because I’ve got a lot of freeย time on my hands now ^_^ And hey, I’m almost about to touch 300 subscribers! Yay!!

It’s so good to be back โค

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36 thoughts on “At A Crossroads; Or Maybe Not

  1. iqby91 February 12, 2016 / 10:01 PM

    Woah girl congratulations on the rocking CGPA. ๐Ÿ˜€ You deserve the time off. ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to your future posts, lots of movies you still have to review eh.

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    • A.B Mood February 14, 2016 / 7:51 PM

      Thank you so muchhh Iqby ๐Ÿ˜€ And yes I’ll now only focus on posting reviews on all my Procrastination Adventures ๐Ÿ˜› Stay tuned ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. Uday February 12, 2016 / 10:24 PM

    Abby is BAACKKK! Congo girl on the GPA! That’s totally amazing! But when will this Hermione find her Ron, lol?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Missed you loads, seriously! I guessed you had some gruelling college stuff, but how great is it that you’re finally done! The relief and joy must have been humongous, no? Best of luck for your unwind time. I’ll be looking forward to the deluge of posts. Promise?

    And btw, I beat you to 300 subsribers!! Boo-yah! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • A.B Mood February 14, 2016 / 7:56 PM

      You know you make my day when you compare me with Hermoine, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hehe thanks so much Uday!!
      And as for Ron, *sigh* I think my parents will find him for me. South Asian Problems, you know ๐Ÿ˜›

      And I missed you the most Uday! You can’t imagine how torturous these few weeks were for me. But now it’s all sunshine and rainbows ๐Ÿ˜€

      Heeyyy congrats on the big 3-O ๐Ÿ˜€ But don’t worry, I’m back now, I’ll catch up soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • Uday February 14, 2016 / 9:52 PM

        Oh I’m sure you will!! ๐Ÿ™‚
        I can totally imagine the stress, but in the end it all feels worth it, doesn’t it?
        Anyway, welcome back and I wish you a fun but productive time ahead!

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  3. Hammad Asif February 13, 2016 / 12:52 AM

    Congratz Master!!

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  4. 10000hoursleft February 13, 2016 / 2:15 AM

    Welcome back and congratulations miss smarty pants!!! I love that it took you just a few days to figure out what to do with your life…

    Enjoy your time off, and I look forward to the coming posts x

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    • A.B Mood February 14, 2016 / 7:58 PM

      Oh it’s still a lil bit scary, coz life doesn’t usually go as planned ๐Ÿ˜› But I’m crossing my fingers and hoping for the best ^_^

      Thank you so much darling. I really missed you โค

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      • 10000hoursleft February 15, 2016 / 2:09 AM

        All the best A.B whatever life brings, you have the right attitude to make the best of it. Aww, that’s sweet ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    • A.B Mood February 14, 2016 / 8:00 PM

      Ah yess, Jono, I was meaning to ask you about your progress :3 And I just read your latest posts. I’m rooting for ya pal ^_^

      And thank you โค

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      • Jono Charles Davey February 15, 2016 / 4:30 AM

        Awh thanks! Progress is going okay, been struggling to focus on it and knowing what work to do, either my dissertation or my assignment reports. My mum helped me make a mindmap for my dissertation earlier but I still find myself looking at the screen thinking about food instead. :p

        And you’re very welcome! โค

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  5. abyssbrain February 13, 2016 / 7:52 PM

    Congratulations!

    A GPA of 3.8 is eligible for First Class diploma right?

    It’s great to study the things that you really like, so it’s an excellent decision on your part. I entered the business school just on a whim before but my favorite subject would always be mathematics. So after getting my BA degree, I immediately took a math degree together with my MBA and I didn’t regret my decision one bit.

    Though over time, I learned to like business somewhat. In fact, I am planning to enroll on a PhD program (for Finance) in September (so wish me luck haha) though it’s still a tentative plan ๐Ÿ™‚

    Again, congrats and enjoy!

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    • A.B Mood February 14, 2016 / 8:28 PM

      Yes, it is eligible for a First Class Diploma. ^_^ My parents are really proud of me nowadays ๐Ÿ˜€

      During my Bachelors and Masters, marketing courses were the only ones I loved the most because they allowed me to show off a bit of creativity.
      And I was never good with numbers so I had to put in a LOT of effort for subjects like accounting, finance and economics. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But man, you are so lucky you’ve got the brains for these subjects. I urge you to pursue the PhD program! I know your dissertation will make a substantial contribution to research. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so looking forward to calling you a Doctor. ๐Ÿ˜€

      And thank you so much A.B. Your encouragement means the world to me ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • abyssbrain February 15, 2016 / 10:30 AM

        Yes, they should be. After all, it’s not easy to achieve First Class Diploma in MBA or any graduate level program for that matter.

        I understand what you mean about the math-related courses since I know several management and marketing students who found them very challenging. Though in Hong Kong, if you’re not an accounting student, the basic accounting courses would be a lot easier, that is the same for non finance and non economics students as well. Is this also the case in your university?

        Personally though, I like accounting and finance courses more than econ. courses since there are just too many assumptions in economics for my liking… even in econometrics. While it’s true that finance is also like that (e.g. CAPM and Efficient Market BS), economics is worse.

        Your effort didn’t definitely go to waste ๐Ÿ™‚

        I actually planned to enroll in a PhD pogram (finance) in 2011 but I decided to study MS Math instead. Also, I even considered to simultaneously enroll in PhD and MS Math lol. Of course, it would have been a very stupid decision. While it’s “doable”, this would have just stressed me out considering I also have work on top of that…

        Thanks, I am really considering it (my math PhD could wait ๐Ÿ™‚ ), though I still lack the proper motivation for it. Completing a PhD degree is not a walk in the park, so I need to be prepared for it.

        You’re welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • A.B Mood February 23, 2016 / 10:29 PM

        Yes, here in Pakistan the introductory courses for Accounting and Finance are pretty easy, but as the semesters go by they get harder and harder. That’s why in my three Accounting courses I got A, B+ and then B respectively. And in Finance got A-, B and then B again. :/ Went downhill fast ๐Ÿ˜€
        And oh you also don’t like economics! ๐Ÿ˜€ And yes, exactly, the assumptions are horrendously confusing for me. The market, the firms, the consumers, everyone is doing thousands of things to get their fair share and here I am sitting all confused how the hell to satisfy everyone ๐Ÿ˜›
        Yeah you’re right a PhD program is not a piece of cake. It requires a lot of investment of time and energy which a working person doesn’t have after the shift is over ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But I do urge you to plan for it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • abyssbrain February 24, 2016 / 8:24 AM

        The assumptions are very complicated and simple at the same time. Complicated because most of these assumptions are noticeably contrived and can make straightforward mechanisms sound so complex. On the other hand, the assumptions are an oversimplification of the real world. Yes, theoretical models should be very simple so that we can analyze them more efficiently, but economic and some financial models are just pushing it.

        That’s why when some new graduates ask me how could they use their knowledge acquired from studying finance and economics on their jobs, I would just laugh out loud. I know that it’s rude but I can’t help it. After all, many of the things taught in courses like Corporate Finance, Investments, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management and Personal Financial Planning are just a joke to finance practitioners.

        That’s not the case for economists though, since they could actually just make assumptions and predictions to make a living! ๐Ÿ™‚

        As for PhD, I’m more confident of getting a math degree than a business degree since I’m already familiar with many of the PhD level math courses. I don’t even know what to write for my dissertation, and as you know, doing a dissertation for a business-related degree is such a pain and very time consuming. Unlike math dissertations wherein if you have an idea for a new theorem, a simpler proof of an existing theorem, an interesting conjecture or even a generalization of an existing concept, then you are good to go, but in business-related dissertations, you have to do a lot of research, collect lots of primary and secondary data, do lots of analyses and hope that the panel would be convinced of the originality and usefulness of your work…

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  6. C.S. Wilde February 14, 2016 / 7:51 PM

    WELCOME BACK POTAHTOOOO! AND CONGRATULATIONS, YOU ROCK!

    You know, I really wished I had taken some time off after graduating. I just jumped from university into a job and got no time to figure things out a little. I deeply regret this.
    So well done!

    Potahto is baaack, yaaaaaaaaaaaaassssss!

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    • A.B Mood February 14, 2016 / 8:35 PM

      Thank you Claraaaaa!! Oh my God I missed you so muchhhh! โค But I feel horrible right now I've missed out on so many of your posts (and your life) in the past few weeks ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Pls forgive mehh!

      And I was about to do the same thing :O I had to fight with myself in order to drop the job opportunities. It's been a hard mental battle, but I'm now glad I made up my mind ^_^

      And hey, life's too short to live with regrets. I'm sure you made the right choice for yourself at that time. ๐Ÿ™‚ :*

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  7. dgkaye February 15, 2016 / 11:31 AM

    Congratulations AB! That is soooooooooo awesome! Welcome back, take a breather, and let the chips fall where they may for awhile. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • A.B Mood February 23, 2016 / 10:18 PM

      Aawww thank you so much my dearest โค :') Life is feeling good nowadays ^_^

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  8. archana235 February 21, 2016 / 9:00 PM

    Welcome back, Potahto ๐Ÿ™‚ Yayayyy. And, congratulations on that impeccable GPA ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m so proud haha. You give me a ray of inspiration for my finals. FINALS. OH MY GOSH. They’re almost here.

    Anyway, so good to hear from you ๐Ÿ˜€ (I’m so happy that I’m singing this in my head)

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    • A.B Mood February 23, 2016 / 8:49 PM

      Wooohooo oohh yeah I’m a free woman nowadays ๐Ÿ˜› And it feels AWESOME ๐Ÿ˜€ I can’t wait for you to get your finals over ASAP! I’m sure you’re gonna rock em (y)
      Btw when are they?? Imma send some well wishes your way ๐Ÿ˜‰ :*
      P.S. Thank you much for always being such a sweetheart :’)

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      • archana235 February 28, 2016 / 3:10 PM

        Yayayy thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ 7th of march. I’m stressed out on so many levels ๐Ÿ˜›
        Have fun times infinity though haha. xx

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      • A.B Mood March 13, 2016 / 12:39 PM

        Heyyy how did your exams go?? Have they finished yet??

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      • archana235 March 17, 2016 / 5:43 PM

        Got done with them just yesterday :’D I can’t believe I made it out alive ahaha. They went better than I’d expected them to go! Except for chemistry. Need to work extra hard this year on understanding acids and how many ever grams of a weird concentration of whosits & whatsits in the chem lab.
        Shukriya for checking in on my hyper tensioned self. Currently enjoying my 4 days of bliss. Hope you’re doing well. =D

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      • A.B Mood March 26, 2016 / 9:18 PM

        Yaaaayy congratulations giirrrlll ๐Ÿ˜€ So happy for ya! Well I never liked Chemistry (used to call it Cha-Cha-Mistry) ๐Ÿ˜› Buy oh what the heck it’s just one subject.
        I hope you’re enjoying with your fam and friends ^_^

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      • archana235 March 30, 2016 / 6:26 PM

        Chem-hell-stry here hahah.
        Thankss againn. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ โค *tight virtual hug* *even though I'm awkward as hell at hugs*

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      • A.B Mood April 13, 2016 / 5:54 PM

        Really? I’m an amazing hug-specialist btw ๐Ÿ˜› I customize them according to the awkwardness level of the receiver ๐Ÿ˜€ So no worries ๐Ÿ˜‰ *warm but subtle hug for ya*

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      • archana235 April 14, 2016 / 9:28 PM

        Hahah I guess I’ve got nothing to be worried about then. Yay ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Girl in the green $hrug February 23, 2016 / 9:45 PM

    Congratulations genius ๐Ÿ™‚ pretty awesome cgpa youbgot there! You totally deserve to blow off some steam, and a lil more when you are done! ๐Ÿ˜€

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