The overriding observation of 2013 is that it sped past my eyes in a flash and I struggled to keep up with the pace. I have never had such a packed year of work, travel, and socializing. I traveled to a number of places this year, had quite a few long and short vacations, attended a lot of weddings, read and wrote more than I expected and tried to find time for family and friends in between it all. It has been stimulating and exhausting but I managed to get to the end! 😀
Work: I finally settled down into my new role at work, which absorbed a lot of my mental and physical energy, and I can’t quite believe that I have been in this post for a year now. I have had a number of professional achievements that I am proud of and I hope to build on these in the coming year.
Blog: Managing to keep my blog going amongst all the work and social pressures was difficult, but I somehow miraculously managed to keep it alive. Sometimes blogging feels like a thankless task but there are enough successes along the way to make it worthwhile. The fact that writing has become such a big part of me now is truly surprising! 🙂
Travel: I did a good amount of travelling in 2013. I visited 2 countries this year, with multiple visits to numerous places in and around India. I hope to keep up the trend in 2014 too!
Hopes and Expectations from 2014:
Less stress at work,
Interaction with better people,
More focus on achieving personal goals,
Stupendous blog readership growth (I see that you, yes YOU are already helping me achieve that! 😉)
So that’s that folks! I always love the beginning of a new year! 🙂 What is it about a new year that just makes you want everything to be new and fresh? I love the fact that it gives us a chance to start over. And no matter how the previous year was, a new year always brings in so much positivity and hope for the year ahead. 365 new days with 365 new opportunities to make things happen and get them right! 🙂 I really hope the year 2014 will bring you all that you can ever hope for and more! Best of luck and Happy New Year! 🙂