Monday, September 07, 2009

Milestone!

I never imagined I would pursue a career in engineering this long. (I've expressed my own surprise at it even in some of my earlier posts). I always used to think, after engineering it would be work for a couple years, then an MBA and then out of the tech line forever. But things turned out quite differently. It was not only a Masters right after engineering (in Science that too) but a full-fledged engineering career. And the best part is that I enjoyed it all so I stuck on. Computer Networking as an industry and a profession had me hooked. A CCIE later, I'd say I rather enjoyed the ride :) Today, I reached an all new milestone in the engineering career path. Engineering management. Been soaking in this role for exactly 6 months now, but today came the official title of "manager". Feels real good. Now all I hope for is that I never lose sight of the technical end of it while continuing to grow the "people management" part of it :) And hoping I never end up in a situation where my team doesn't understand me and I don't understand my team. Need to keep perspective now more than ever :) Keeping fingers crossed that I should stay put on the right path.

Mom is here finally, she came last week. And its been such a relief to have her around, took most of the kitchen work off my list. But I think she gets bored at home while I go to work, so trying to do a little bit of working from home at least a couple of days a week. It is not really fair after all, she is here for me, taking off from work and I am going away to work. I feel sorry for her. But then, she has ever been the enterprising type, so she finds one thing or another to keep her busy :)

As usual in the wait mode. Less than two weeks to go to D-Day. Hoping all will be well!

6 comments:

SK said...

Hey Congrats Divs, for everything. :--))

Hope you will continue to write even after the baby.

DivSu said...

Of course, of course :) Writing will be on :)

shalini said...

Hey Congratulations!!haven't seen you for two days online.. thought you must be gone to give us the good news abt the baby.. but you are still here waiting..!!!Less than two weeks antunnav.. inka work ki velthunnava.. neeku puttaboye baby kuda net work eng ee nemo..!!Good luck!!!!

Smitha said...

Good Luck to you and the little one inside. :-)

Sandhya said...

Congratulations Divya !!!!
Good luck...I am sure everything will go well :-)...Take care.

Sandhya said...

Congratulations Divya !!!!
Good luck...I am sure everything will go well :-).Take care.

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