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


Ramesh said...

Delighted to see you back zeno. May you have all the prosperity, success and luck in 2015. The wide open world awaits you.

Keep blogging .....

Venkat said...

Wonderful new year ahead of you. you are now tested and certified fly safe & win hearts of world.