Sunday, December 28, 2014

2014.

I remember saying last year that 2013 had been the most difficult and challenging year till then. That still holds true. In consequence perhaps, 2014 was the year of recklessness. This year I really did what I wanted to without giving it ‘logical’ thought. I played with fire, sometimes wearing hand gloves. I realized that being brave does not mean NOT being scared. This year was full of fears and insecurities, but I learned to move along.

In 2012, I had traveled a lot, mostly due to work, but 2014 travel was a lot of adventure. I had spent the new year’s eve of 2014 in Muscat with my sister and her family. Also celebrated her birthday. A few months after that, I went to Rishikesh for white water rafting. Then there was the elaborate Rajasthan trip with my mom. And later in the year, the magnum opus, my solo Europe trip.

I took a lot of chances in 2014 (following through the inertia of 2013). Some risks paid, some didn’t. Some made me feel great, some made me feel stupid. 

Apart from travelling, I also read a lot. I had resolved to read 36 books in 2014 i.e. 3 books in a month. The first quarter of the year was good. But it was this book that broke my momentum – it was so good, I took a whole month to finish it, and then couldn’t pick up another one for quite some time. At the end of the year, my score is 29 books – the maximum I have ever read in a year. I am a slow reader, I like to pause and ponder and lick on the words as I move along. Speed is not my thing I have realized. 

I have still not completed watching Game of Thrones! But there were many other TV shows that I watched this year and enjoyed thoroughly. I recommend True Detective and Fargo. Masters of Sex was also good, but it would have been better if the protagonist was a hottie :P 

I lost a lot of weight this year. Lot as in, it is at least visible enough to be noticed by others. But come December, I think everything is getting piled on :( I have also stopped going for my regular walks. This winter, I hate!

Did I mention that I got promoted again this year? So I am a Manager and all that now. 

The theme music of my life this year was the Original Sound Track of the movie Begin Again. The movie is great too.

The color of this year was Yellow. Last few years had been Green. I never thought I was a Green or a Yellow person. I was always Blue, and Purple maybe. But this year was Yellow. The bright sunshine yellow. 

Now each year feels like a new person, a stranger I meet who makes me look at different things, and same things differently. In the process it leaves a part of itself, a whiff, a droplet, a fume, that changes the chemistry of what I am. Can’t wait for 2015 to begin.

20 comments:

  1. A great post as usual :) So many holidays, so lucky.

    29 books. jealousy is coming

    And now that you are a manager, please have mercy for low lives.

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    1. I know! haha..even I didn't realize I had traveled so much until I counted.

      29 books, yes! although I didn't meet the 'target' :-| This year's resolution is to not buy any books until I have read all the books I bought in 2014 :P

      How are you, Ganapati? How is the new country treating you? Christmas must have been great there!

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    2. I have been great, S. The semester got over, so a little bit chilled out right now. Christmas was great yes, looking forward to the new year celebrations now. I took some time to write a new post on my blog, please read. New country is good, meeting new people. And congrats on promotion :)

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    3. Hey~hope you have a great new year. and i hope you are clicking a lot of pictures :)

      And thank you :)

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    4. Clicking pictures is not really my thing, S. I try to have memories of people, places and events and then cherish them. I have taken some pictures though. Also, re, your comment on my blog, it will take a long time for details to come out, or never come out. I am not sure, it's still in infancy. But, I am a dreamer as always.

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  2. Everytime I read your posts, I go :)
    Have an even more awesome year ahead, S, with loads of travel, adventure, colors and books! :)

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    1. Preeeeti! Where have you been! You got married, and there are no new posts :(

      Wish you an awesome year too :) ~hug~

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  3. Sounds like a great year. More power to you in 2015. Cheers

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    1. Thank you :) You have a great year too! I hope Italy happens soon :)

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  4. Hey you should have sounded me out when you came to Rishikesh... doen rafting thrice and could have guided you on the 'best' possible way to dunk in the water ;)

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    1. I want to go rafting again! The whole night camping thing..maybe sometime this year :) Will remember to check with you. Can you get me discount? hehehe..

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    1. Yes, in hindsight it feels like a great year :) But also there were enough lows...that didn't make it to the blog :)

      Good to see you here. I hopped on to your blog, and had great fun reading your posts.

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  6. Congratulations for all the achievements you made in the previous year :-)
    All the best for 2015!

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    1. Thank you SEPO. Wish you everything you want in 2015! :)

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  7. Sounds like the perfect year to me :) I can't even begin to tell you how impressed I am by your solo trip - everything I want to do and then some; I STILL haven't stopped harping about it to my friends. Have a great 2015 :)

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  8. Go for it! :)

    This year again I was (am?) toying with the idea of a Euro trip, but the whole idea of planning everything feels a little daunting. Since I have done it before, it should be easier the next time? Sometimes I can't believe I really made that trip...with all that planning and all the 'issues' of solo travel. ~sigh~ *growing old*

    Anyway, if you do plan to take a solo trip, I will be happy to help anyway I could.

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  9. Okay.. why don't you have a follow by email button ?? I would love to subscribe

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    1. Hi simple girl :) thanks for the suggestion. I have added that option on my blog now.

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