Sunday, September 7, 2008

Learning to Fly

Finally we mustered the courage to fulfill another long pending wish of ours, sky diving. What! Sky diving! Are you insane! That is what everybody said when we told them that we are going for sky diving. Somehow we never imagined that most people consider it a very dangerous sport. Probably it is, and for a person like me who is afraid of heights, it was a very big leap. I was a bit nervous and was having second thoughts till the last moment. But Nidhi was mostly cool about it and showed no signs of nervousness whatsoever.

And what an out-of-world experience it was! When I jumped, my first thoughts were that I have made a big mistake. But once I came back to my senses, the world looked new and beautiful. Everything was different from 13,000 ft and I didn't even realize when the diving got over.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I'm a PMP... At Last!

After taking up books three times, I finally gave my PMP and passed it. I first started preparing for it in Dec 2005, read the entire PMBOK and then just dropped it. After much persuasion from Nidhi, I again took it up after an year, studied for almost 6 months and then again dropped the idea. Somehow I never felt ready for the real exam.

In June 2008, I prepared myself once again and this time for good. I scheduled my exam first and gave myself 2 months to study. It was difficult to study with Aryaman around but Nidhi gave me full support, keeping Aryaman busy and not letting me near any of my responsibilities. I finally gave my exam on Aug 9th, 2008 and cleared it with good ratings.

One more thing finally ticked off my long-time to-dos...