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2011 : Through the looking glass

Posted in My-Year-End on December 31, 2011 by prajwalpai

Here comes 2012! The most anticipated year in the history of mankind, at-least the existing mankind. Before we go into what might be the last year of our lives, I wanna sit back and have a look into the year that just flew by. I love my last years blog – “2010 : Through the looking glass” and hence I intend to make this a regular feature.

Year of Contrasts
If I were to give a title which could completely translate how was my journey of life through the year 2011, it has to be ‘A year of contrasts“. At one time during this year I was literally at a peak and thinking life can’t get better and in few days from that I hit an emotional rock bottom and was left thinking that life can’t get worse. This was the year I realised how deeply I can connect with a stranger and in few days I realised how much deeply I can disconnect from a beloved and move on. This was the year I understood what true love is and ironically I realised what isn’t true love too. This year was filled with things that I wanna remember forever like moving into my new house and getting engaged to Deepti and this year also has few months which are erased from my memory forever. On a lighter note, this was the year I went insomniac few months back and at the same time Deepti is complaining that I now have Hypersomnia.

Year of Realizations
This was a year I did a lot of thinking and I understood myself better as a person. I understood what kinda of an emotional self-defense I have. I realised that I am more of a positive and optimistic person than what I thought I was. I now know that I have a strong heart capable of taking a few hits but a stronger brain capable of healing the heart. I needed my time in my cocoon and I came out of it as a different person. I didn’t stop believing.
I realised, everything happens for a reason.
I realised, that happiness is a state of mind and we can choose to be happy. Some people choose Happiness out of a grand buffet but some people fail to choose happiness even when it’s served on a silver platter.
I realised, that things might happen which are purely beyond our circle of influence, but our response definitely is.
I realised, that the opposite of love is not hate, its apathy, when u simply don’t bother about that person!
I realised, that Love is but a transient feeling, and this feeling would fade with time and with one’s mood. If the so-called loved one leaves us,we should be patient, time will wash away our aches and sadness. We shouldn’t over exaggerate the beauty and sweetness of love, and not over exaggerate the sadness of falling out of love.
I realised, sometimes things have to fall apart to make room for better things!
The most important thing that I have realised is that there is a huge difference between giving up and letting go and I realised that I know when to let go of something.

Year of Friends

Friends have a way of helping you ‘move on’ , even if it’s as simple as changing the subject.

This year too, had its share of trips and outing. My first outing was my first long drive on my car with a huge gang with many new faces. Dandeli trip was the first time I drove long distances and it was sheer pleasure to drive outside the mess known as Bangalore traffic. A lot of pseudo-adventure activities like kayaking, river crossing and natural Jacuzzi was part of this refreshing trip.

The other major trek of the year was the leech-infected Kodachadri, The most perfectly executed and planned trip I have been on so far. A lot of social activities happened like the reunion stuff when Don came down to Bangalore. Even the office crowd had a small outing to Manchinbele Dam.

Friends have been my the constant of my life from the last few years. Vinisha coming back from Italy was one of the most happiest thing for me. She is a blessed soul with patience to listen to my rambling for any length of time. I stopped being in contact with many of my old friends but made new good friends too.

Overall its been a very very positive year as its ending with a new BFF Deepti.

The beginning of the End!
The much awaited 2012 is finally here!

There are a hundred conspiracy theories which suggests that doomsday is arriving. The only constant certainty is: Death comes for us all. I don’t believe that the world might end this year but I wouldn’t completely deny with certainty that the world will not end this year.

Lets for a moment think what is that most important thing we would do if this year was indeed the last year of our life. How would we take care of our loved ones if we only had few days to show our love?

Imagine that you are jumping off a cliff , How would you prefer your jump to be? Would you prefer jumping forward face down and knowing the exact moment when it’s all gonna end? or would you prefer jump backwards and enjoy the view of the sky till it all abruptly ends. I prefer to enjoy the view and make each day count.

The beginning of the beginning!

With every ending, starts a new beginning.  A new year with new hopes and I am entering a new phase of my life in couple of months.  I believe that if two people care enough for each other, the rest of the world disappears to them. I feel that way when I’m with Deepti and  I am getting married to her on April 6th this year. Hoping the year 2012 will have many more unforgettable moments for me all wish the same to all of my friends.

Let’s clank our glasses for 2011.

Cheers and Happy New Year!!!