Thursday, December 31, 2009

The decade that went past

Im celebrating my birthday in another few days and I wonder how quickly 10 years have whizzed past me..just thinking of many hits and misses that happenned in this decade

I fell in love and got married and made the decision to change my focus from professional to personal..

Turned 30 sometime during the decade..remember crying over it, as I enjoyed the 20s all the way..

Moved from Bangalore to Bombay , then to Bangalore and then to Chennai and now, back to Bangalore..talk abt going in circles !

Quit a career in TV, moved to online when the bust started, and then settled in radio

Realized I enjoy start ups and creating things from scratch.

Took a sabbatical for 2 years and had been on my own at the dawn of the decade and enjoyed it thoroughly.Think I have it in me to be an entrepreneur, but not a consultant.

Learnt to save and even much later to invest.

I realized the writer in me still remained and enjoyed travel writing.Would like this side of me further in 2010

Bit by wanderlust, realized I want to be in the travel space. Travelled quite a bit around the country and even went for a couple of international trips.

Health suffered and weight has been going up and down as fitness levels have come down

Realized I dont need a rich lifestyle to maintain me..my needs are simple

Some of my close friendships have emerged in this decade.A few still remain from the last decade. I still take a long time to make friends

Started blogging and meeting more interesting people and their passions online.

Overall, its been a good decade- from where I started the millenium. A bad year I realized hasnt spoiled the entire basket and I also realize that its all about a perspective..when you look at 10 years that has gone by, a bad job or a bad relationship or even a bad moment doesnt mean anything.What matters is what lasts and in this case, the people around you, the goodwill they bring, the moss that you have gathered in the form of learnings and experience , the health and confidence that you carry is what keeps us going..so in that context 2009 is not such a bad year at all..Except for my health, its been a year where a lot of churn has happenned..and a churn is always good , cos we look at whats left out at the end..not whats gone..Ive got quite a bit on my hands..looking forward to another year and decade...only regret, age is catching up and benchmarks are changing

3 comments:

Aaarti said...

i for one am glad to have found a friend, travel companion, and so much more in YOU!!! here's to a great new year!!! :)

Lakshmi said...

Aaarti - same here :)

sankarshan said...

I'll repeat the cliche doing rounds these days ... "all is well" .. take care and best wishes :)