Ah finally the time to reflect.. to genuflect 😛 and to go nostalgic.. the year end.. the time to think of the resolutions to be made.. and ofcourse to be broken.. If i look at my old set of resolutions.. not one has been followed.. and yet.. as is the norm.. its time to form new one.. and while I do that.. I am reminiscing about the days that went by…
This year has been a mixed bag of blessings as well as pain.. well not pain exactly.. may be just too many “letting gos”.. Couldn’t find better word for that feeling..
January found me making close friendships with my office colleagues.. and my heart said.. “Finally!!!’ It was about time I had friends in the new place.. well I hoped this friendship would last longer than 6 months surely.. Its not that the friendship broke.. nah.. we drifted away.. whatever may be the reasons.. but thats the truth.. the friendship was never really strong enough.. it was just my imagination .. or may be i was just too free with my emotions.. Anyhow..
Since then there has been many new friendships that were forged yes.. and many let go.. Like my friendships since college..
College has been one big stream of fun.. golden days et al.. but now.. it seems no one but me has time for everyone.. I mean how is it that I end up calling people.. when they never call back ? How is it that I can find time and excuses to go to Mumbai and all to meet friends.. and when they do come to Bangalore.. not for meeting me ofcourse and stay here for 3 days .. but don’t find time to give me a call.. and then have the fatuousness to ask me if I am upset.. ofcourse I am upset.. you see everyone but me is always busy! I mean whats the use of life if you don’t have five minutes to send with your friends? What exactly do you live for? *sigh*
So now I don’t bother to call.. not that I get any calls from them too.. 3 years of being away.. and 7 years of friendship.. just has been buried now.. surprisingly without tears.. I gave my best.. if that wasn’t needed or wasn’t enough.. atleast there wouldn’t be any regrets from my end..
Well this year has been surprisingly a very active year.. esp since November of meeting people.. esp virtual friends 🙂
I met anoop, pratsie, karthik, navin. jigna, senti, swarna and praddy.. all online buddies and I got to meet them personally 🙂
And the connection that we felt online did get enhanced offline.. so it was beautiful gift that life gave me…
Only more personal front.. the ps and downs of my family life has finally set into a pattern that somehow has become predictable and hence livable.. Me and sister still dont really get along.. but there have been those sweet moments that only 2 sisters can share.. that leel of intimacy.. and honesty.. no one else can share really.. such moments makes living with her bearable most of the time 🙂
On the job front.. As i said I got 15% raise yippie!!
And this year has signed off with something really special.. which I have been wanting to share online .. and yet couldn’t for some reason..
Guys do you remember my short story “Call of the Forest” ? Those who do would agree with me that that is for sure one of my best work so far.. and it seems someone else thinks so too.. for its gonna be published in a book called “The Eleven“
Its been published by Sai-Kiran publications and is available online. Do check it out .. The book is getting launched on 4th of Jan.. ah a fitting new year gift indeed 🙂
Ah this is the cover page…
P.S: The new year is gonna come with new template for this blog.. and its gonna be by and large widget free 🙂 Simplicity is gonna be the new mantra 🙂
P.P.S: This is my 300th post in this blog “yippie” for that too.. I wonder where I will be if it wasn’t for my blog!!!