As clichéd as it might sound, 2012 has been one of the fastest years ever in my life. To think of it, I was celebrating new year, then my birthday and once work started I just have this distant memory of travelling back and forth, enjoying the travel more than the destination many a time. Then there was this time when I had to manage home all by myself when mom and dad were abroad for a while. After that I got to take a wonderful holiday to Kashmir, one place that I’ve wanted to go for so long and glad that my wish was granted. Now, all of a sudden I see myself coming back to the New Year again.

I shouldn’t be complaining since I like being busy (not pretending to be busy), but 2012 was hectic indeed. I had a lot of things to do and I’m happy that something was keeping me occupied.  I had time to read, I had time to write, I had time to blog, I had time to read what others write and write about what I read. I had time to learn swimming, something that I’d promised myself during the New Year 2012. I had time to listen to music, stay up to date with what was happening on Facebook, and got hooked on to twitter. I never missed listening to my favorite songs from the latest albums, ‘Dil Se’ and ‘Kun faya Kun’ on a daily basis. I took time off to sharpen by driving skills and I’m pretty comfortable driving on the road, especially on the flyover, still I’m a bit cautious. Trying to perfect it by the end of next year 😉

Apart from that did I enjoy 2012? Oh yes, despite having to stay for long hours at work (not work for long hours, just stay for long hours) and even being forced to work during the weekends, I got time to hang out with friends for movies, food and theater. This is what happens when you come across like-minded people; you have busy schedules but still make time for friends. I’m grateful to all those people whom I got to stay in touch with and who valued my company. Thanks guys.

Do I regret anything about 2012? Well, I am someone who believes that everything, every little thing happens for a reason, a good reason. So despite there being moments which I wouldn’t be very happy about, they did teach me a lot. I do not specifically regret about anything, but I wish I got more time to watch more movies. I did watch, but just a few of them.

At the outset, 2012 has been a wonderful year. Firstly, I was able to spend time for things that matter a lot to me. Second, in just this one year I would have made met about 100 to 150 people(apart from work), somewhere through someone and I try and stay connected as much as I can. There can be nothing quite close to the joy of meeting new people and getting to know them. Third, my blog is reaching out to a lot of people, my stats tells me so and I’m not complaining. Be it a wedding, or a family get together or even at work or at an old friend’s reunion, people come up to me and talk to me about my blog. I can’t stop feeling happy and proud when people come all the way to appreciate me. I mentally play them again and again in my mind, in a loop.

Only a few days back I realized that a major portion of my life revolves around my blog. Not that you would find me venting out or sharing my deepest secrets here or in social media (For that matter, some people confuse my regular updates as updates about my life and about what I’m doing) but apart from the time that I work, I would always be reading about how to write better, how to avoid mistakes that people might not even notice, how to make the blog better and so on. Whenever I get new ideas to write (while walking back home, while taking the stairs, while waiting for my coffee, while listening to music, while dozing, while in the shower, while wondering why my code wouldn’t run, while pretending to listen to what the speaker is trying to convey in a technical session, while listening to someone ramble on and on) I try and make a note of it in my phone.  That is why I have about 43 items in my drafts and half the messages in my inbox are from me. And when I come across something interesting, my immediate reaction would be “Hey I should tweet about that” or if it requires some lines to be written, “Hey I should blog about that”. Hope you get the drift.

By God’s grace, 2012 has been a wonderful year for me, a year that has so many wonderful memories and a year that I would always remember for many reasons. Sometimes it felt as if I were on a roller coaster ride, but I did enjoy every part of it. There was a lot of activity around and that kept me occupied. Thank you God for the wonderful year

Looking forward to another wonderful year! Good night 2012. Good Morning 2013 🙂

Happy New Year people :-). Have a wonderful year ahead.

May God Bless you all and May all your dreams be fulfilled and May you receive everything that you wish for. 🙂