Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 - A Recap


2012, what an astounding year it has been. Not that I reached the moon or found God, but the curve, my life has been rolling on for last 365 days, held some amazing reflections of my past and few of the various probable futures.

Today sounds like a perfect day for me to sit back and take a quick glance of what all conspired in 2012 that perhaps changed my life and made it better or worse. I thought to make this recap a little  theatrical and dramatic but then decided to be short and sweet. So here are some of the bullet point attractions of my journey from end of 2011 to end of 2012

Travel
  • California - Santa Monica, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey, San Diego, Escondido
  • Virginia
  • Nebraska - Omaha
  • Kansas City - Kansas state side as well as Missouri state side
  • Ohio - Cleveland
  • Michigan - Holland
  • Wisconsin - Lake Geneva, Madison, Rockford
  • Massachusetts - Boston
  • Texas - Dallas, Austin, Waco
  • Indiana
  • Washington DC
  • Illinois - Chicago and suburbs
  • Missouri - St. Louis
  • India - New Delhi, Vadodara, Ujjain, Indore
  • UK - London
Professional
  • Promotion
  • Multiple projects/clients
  • Customer & Corporate appraisal
Personal
  • Resurrection of the artist
  • Publicly recognized and appreciated for my artistic skills
  • 2 paintings officially sold
  • Drastic avatar change from 10 inch pony tail to military cut hair
  • Reunion with old school friends
  • Unofficial low profile casual Date after almost 3 years
  • Watching a Hindi movie in theater after December 2008
  • Made some new friends but in strange ways
    • Mobile games like Words With Friends
    • Instant messaging like Whatsapp
    • An email sent to me by mistake but addressed to a person who shares name with me. Surprisingly, this person and I are good friends now
  • Got into reading books, of course outside academic ones that I used to for a very long time. I never hated reading but never liked reading from books.
Social
  • Reaching out to needed ones and helping them financially with frequent monetary donations
  • Working for cause for non-profit groups
Setbacks
  • Lost a good colleague/friend - change of job
  • Retrogression of Green Card processing dates
There must be some more but seems like my brain is blacked out to recall them, one of the side effects of growing old everyday :)

But I am glad that Life was on toes for the entire year of 2012 and it took me to different levels and places that I had forgotten long ago. I guess that's a good sign. Let's see what 2013 has to offer.

Wishing you all my dear Readers a very Happy & Prosperous New Year and a blessed one too.

4 comments

4 Comments:

Anonymous said...

unusual low profile date.... Do u mind tellin it...would love to hear... Well so many good things happened.. So life not bad.. Happy new year..may this year be full of more beautiful things makin it worthwhile..

Poor In Java said...

I don't mind telling coz it wasn't actually a Date Date but just a casual meetup. Now the thing is who is asking the question, answer depends on that :)

Sharell said...

Wow, what a fruitful 2012. And so much travel! Impressive. Here's hoping that 2013 brings lots more success and adventures your way.

Poor In Java said...

Sharell: It was definitely a better year than 2011 for various reasons and it had its own share of downs too. I hope 2013 brings even better things and less down streams

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