2014 – The year of enlightenment

One last post for the year! I initially intended writing this post tomorrow.. but then a sudden stroke of insight told me that tomorrow onwards, I don’t want to remember much from the previous year. I want to take forward only the lessons.. not the memories themselves. Therefore, it wouldn’t do to reminisce tomorrow.. this post is best written today.

2014 was a very strange year – I call it the year of enlightenment, because it taught me a lot of things about myself! Nothing good per se happened. In fact, I was caught in the middle of a lot of bad things. But curiously, I don’t regret even one tiny thing that happened this year. And that is because, I learned a ton of things from the aforementioned happenings.

On the one hand, I learned what I am NOT comfortable with, and I learned that I seldom need to put up with something that doesn’t work for me. On the other hand, I learned what I CAN live without, and in the process, learned how to be strong. But the best lesson of this year has been that it has made me realise that I am tougher than even I imagined! Last, but never the least, I learned what I want in life, and how to get it! 🙂

However, I think the strangest part of the year came towards the end when I landed a new job – and strangely, after all these years, my instinct once again tells me that “I am home”! I still remember my first few months at Amazon, when I felt totally at home at my workplace – those were awesome memories! Ever since, I’ve been searching for that feeling, and at long last, I think I have found my niche! 😀


2015 – Bring it on! I’m hoping the “High” that has just begun, continues throughout the next year! So please be nice 😉

Wish you all a terrific new year! 🙂


2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Out of the Block! Thank Heavens!

I finally found a few days to put dera at my parents’ place – the awesome thing about this is that it gives me a few hours of complete “Me” time – where I can take a break from the endless responsibilities around the house, and focus on things that mean a lot to me – like blogging. Well.. that’s a lame excuse for being out of touch with the blogging world, and I know it!

But today, I’ve been truly inspired by Tyler who got married last week, but amazingly, found the time and inspiration to pen down posts in her blog amidst all the wedding preparations. Here is wishing a very happy married life to Tyler and Spencer. Also, this is a grave reminder for me that life is all about focusing on the things you love – and one thing that I swear never to stop is writing!

So this post is a quick update on what has been happening in my life during the past one month – for starters, I quit my job! 😀 After my endless whining about having to work the graveyard shift, and after a bout of ill health and further complications from that, I suddenly sat up one day and decided that it is time for me to prioritise!

So I began looking out for another job that fits my profile while at the same time follows a shift pattern that corresponds to IST (Indian Standard Time), and presto, by the grace of God, I did indeed land a job that fits that description and more! Luckily, I also got a short break between the two jobs, that I used for going on a short trip, and some relaxing at home!

So far so good! I start the new job shortly, and I plan on going on a makeover spree before that. Of late, I’ve been trying to revamp things a bit in my life – especially on the health and wellness front; but one of the most important things on my “revamp” list is my blog! I’ve found many sources of inspiration over the past few weeks – and now it is time to put them into action, and start writing earnestly.

Until the next time,
Writer on the rocks.