Just back after the ThoughtWorks Away Day. Although its called Away Day, its actually 3 days in total. This time we went to Goa. All ThoughtWorkers from India meet at a spot and get an opportunity to meet, talk and in general revel in one another’s company.
This time, I got sucked into participating in a few events. When I put my hand up, the view was I would be rolling off my current account and I should have time on my hands. But events transpired differently and I ended up staying on the account plus participating in the events. A little tight on time management, but things went fine overall.
After a long time; a really long time, I took part in a skit. When I went in to hear the script, I assumed I will have a bit role for a minute to play. To my horror, I realized that I am present for almost the entire duration of the skit. The last I had done a skit was in Engineering. Its been more than a decade and some. And during those days, they never lasted 20 minutes and I never played a major role. My biggest worry was how I would remember the script. Somewhere along the way I had forgotten how to memorize things.
I never let my fears out. Gradually with practice we ended in a good place. I was able to let my guard down during practice sessions. Every other day at sharp 6:30 pm, I would go off from my project floor for ‘presentation’. Everyone thought I was working on some project presentation.
The Away Day was a roaring success. And from what I hear, the skit was a runaway success as well. It was nice to turn back the clock a few years and let my hair down for a change. And now, welcome back normal!