Sigh! The last post of this year. I so did not want this year to end. 2013, undoubtedly has been the best year of my life until now. It has been the most wonderful and beautiful year personally and the most fruitful year professionally. Every single day of this year has taught me something and made me a better person. Every second of this year showed me how much I was loved and how blessed I am. Every breath I took this year was in the presence of my love, my life, my husband. Last year I had to travel and stay away from him. This year nothing kept us away from each other. Last year told me about the fake-ness of people around me and this year showed me. I have eliminated more than half the people in my life this year, and I could not be more happier.
A snap shot of the learning's, achievements and happiness that 2013 offered me.
~ First. I married the man I love. That alone is enough to make this year the best of a lifetime.
~ I decided to not go nuclear and stay with my in-laws instead. Turned out to be the best decision ever.
~ Immediately after marriage, I got a project within 3 kilometers from the place I stay. Hop, skip and jump; I'm at my work place. Helps me ensure an easier professional-personal life balance.
~ I decided and sealed my alternate career. Writing.
~ My blog's success multiplied hundred fold, much to the chagrin of a certain few.
~ Writing surpassed a passion and became a way of life.
~ Tamarind Rice asked me to write for them. My articles have been published in every single issue of theirs. Achievement? Oh yeah!
~ I was introduced to Indiblogger and BlogAdda and have won umpteen contests in them. Today I cannot imagine blogging without them.
~ BlogAdda interviewed me as a top blogger. I still visit this page often to check if it actually happened.
~ Started my book.
~ I got back to my second passion after a long time. Dancing. Participated at the annual event at office and my group won the first prize. Performed at two other events.
~ Welcomed a handsome nephew as one of my best friends delivered the most beautiful baby boy ever. 2014 will see me becoming an aunt twice as two other friends are in queue.
~ Reminds me, 2013 kept me baby free. Such a relief!
~ Realized that marriage does not change you as a person. It changes your outlook to things maybe, but not you as a person. Well, for me at least.
~ Learnt to ignore and block out unnecessary people successfully. Teaching my husband the trick now.
~ Befriended karma, as I watched her take out her wrath on those who deserved and asked for her. She is beautiful, isn't she?
~ Saw the true colors of certain people and realized that they were poisoned all along. Also, greenish purple is a very bad color.
~ Realized that you need to be selfish to lead a happy life. Of course I have always been selfish. 2013 made me realize that, that was the best thing about me.
~ Learnt not to get affected by people taking behind my back. Like Annie said, 'Char log baath karne lage, toh samjho tharakki ho gayi'. Couldn't agree more.
~ Realized that most people do not like the truth. Sugar coat it and they make you their life support. Sorry, but no thank you!
~ Also realized that you do anything in the background, it shall be accepted. Even if it is the wrong thing. Do it in front of everyone and then hell breaks loose. Even if it is the right thing.
~ Love compensates for everything. Having a partner who loves me like there is no tomorrow, eases out everything else.
Well, we all have made our list of 2013 by now right? Or am I the only one? Well this has been a mandate for me every year and I love making lists. So this was it. 2013 has raised the bar for all years to come. But I know I shall ace each year from now on. For two things.
1. I believe in myself and the one I love.
2. I do not fear anything or anybody anymore.
Wishing you all a very happy new year. May you all be blessed and have all your wishes come true in style. Stay safe, drink till you drop and have some sober fool drive you back home.
Rock it guys! See you next year!