It is 6pm in the evening and let me tell you that I am trying since morning to write a post. Therefore, I stopped trying and just wrote it.
First of all, HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE. 😀
So should I make it a ‘rant‘ post or ‘looking back in the mirror‘ post or may be ‘resolutions & progress made‘ post.
As I am an engineer and the habit of rushing things on the last day has not yet left me. I thought about writing all the three posts. But, I think I will do good with this single one only. I will make it a long post.
I was not writing anything for quite some time because I was travelling to meet my friends and did not have any access to my laptop. Second, I wanted to read, actually, rush some of easy reads before the year end.
Third, i got addicted to gaming again. I tried hard to leave it or control the hours I spend on it, but the geniuses who created those games have got me stuck with them.
And Finally, the greatest & most primal reason – the resistance of procrastination.
I kept scribbling & doodling in my notepad all this time. Some of which I really want to put on this blog and some of which are personal(private access only).
That will be enough of rant and now I can move ahead.
‘DARSHAN‘ / Looking back in 2013
One of the symbolic meaning of mirror is about ‘darshan‘ i.e. reflecting back. So, as the year is ending i would like to reflect back into 2013 and leave everything where they belong – in the past.
This year was awesome and amazing. To be honest it was wonderful on a personal & inner level. It was awesome on social & friend level. It was never like this.(Well each year is unique in itself)
I found myself opening up to more people. I made new and great friends on both virtual & physical world. I also found a unique and special friend. I still am single though, no luck on the love lane. 😛 If you have ever met me earlier and would have met me this year – you would have seen the difference. (If I don’t like you or you are one of my buddies – you would not find me any different )
I had lots of time for soul searching this year.(staying around 8 months in a single room away from disturbance – me and I alone – it is bound to happen).
It was revealing and beautiful. Sometimes painful and dreadful too. The main point is I kept on growing out of them. Growth of the inner and outer self.
Though, being a self-critic and a realist , I still tend to water down all the progress I made. I find my demons still lurking around. I tend to have conversation with them now instead of fearing them.
I searched for my last year resolution or to-do list but couldn’t find it. Let me recall from my memory then.
Blogging – Check (= kept on blogging.
Drawing & Graphics – Check (= doodled a lot and made some nice graphics also. [ NOTE – More & Better are the words for 2014]
Diary/Log – Check (= It is one of the best thing I started doing this year.
Spanish – Fail )= forgot what little I learned. Sliding it to next year.
Reading – Check (= Challenged myself to read 50 books and ended up reading 72.
Examination – Check (= cleared UPSC prelims & gave mains. Waiting for the results now. It will decide my future course of action.
Writing a book – Check (= Hell Yeah!! I wrote it. Working on correcting & editing it, then next step will be to get it published.
Coding – Fail )= Completely forgotten all the programming languages. Tried practicing it around mid year but left it in mid way.
Website – Fail )= The coding part is connected to this one.
Exercise/ lose weight – Neutral. I will not say failed. The progress was like a sine-wave – filled with ups & downs. I remained at the same point.
I am like this only. Trying to spread myself thin by going into so many directions. But I have found the trick now – I don’t take everything all at once. I choose 2-3 points only and work on them incessantly till i exhausted. This method needs a lot of improvement, it is liable to minor disturbances also – specially to ‘mood swings’ & ‘friends & family’.
While writing the above part, I have decided I will sleep on it a bit more. I will post it in new year only. 😀 😀
It is evening people – time to party & enjoy. Make merry the end of 2013. Stop reading this and I am finished writing this – move outside or move near your loved ones.
Welcome the new year.
Happy Endings to 2013.
Arigato 😀 😀