Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Year that went by

It is more than a customary reflection post.  In a way, it is my serious and sincere attempt to start writing on a regular and consistent basis! The writing may be rusty in this post!

The year 2013 was not a great one, except for my post graduation. Year 2014 did start with a bang, literally and figuratively. :) :) I started it off with a lot of hope, faith and promises. Little did I knew then, it was going to be testing me a lot than the previous year! Well, 2014 wouldn't have tested me, if I had not been so arrogant and stubborn and over confident ;) In hindsight, all is well. Rather than the "no regrets" Actually am very happy with all my decisions and happenings!

I wonder the auspiciousness of the timings, when i made my 2014 resolutions; to read, write and travel a lot. Surprisingly, I did not even read as much as I usually read.  Yet, learnt a lot of lessons that will stay through out the life. In a way, it was more of a extended post graduation study in real time. Some of the lessons were more like reinforcement of my faith.

What exactly did I do in 2014

  • Started a e-commerce site with my very good and best friend ever! 
  • (Re) Started  my corporate career after post graduation
  • Met a lot of new people, made some good friends, had awesome experiences  :) :)
  • Wasted and whiled away a lot of time. Watched a lot of American TV series.

The Take away lessons

  • Be clear on what you want. Once you know what you want, stay course, chase it with full focus until you get it. Have faith you will get it for sure!
  • Do what you want. Only opinions of people close to you matter. The ones close to you will understand you and stay with you and support you. 
  • It is okay to dream, as long as you are practical and have feet on ground with eyes open!
  • Everything happens for a reason, a very good reason. If it was meant to happen, it will happen. 
  • If you strongly desire for something, then the whole world conspires for you to achieve it. (Yeah that Paulo Coelho thing) If you don't achieve it , it is highly possible, that you did not desire it enough
  • There are lot of good people as well as not so good ones. Yet, be nice to all. Life is too short and the world is too small.
  • Have faith in humanity; Don't be a cynic. Good karma helps. 
For 2015,  Planning is underway with lot of milestones (more blog posts for sure) to be achieved. :) :) The greedy optimist and reality distortion specialist in me is confident of making all the dreams and desires come true despite the challenges!

  • This post has not turned out to be the way, I wanted. Few weeks back, when I wanted to write this post I wanted it to be to more open, more tell all, but I guess my privacy instincts kicked in and took over, making it less personal :) :)
  • 2014 is not over. I am hoping and looking forward for a memorable new year eve :) :)
Yep, Indeed it was a darn memorable one. One of the coolest nicest (is that even a word?) pleasant and wonderful start to new year :) Thanks for making it happen! You know who you are! :P :D