Welcome 2009

December 31st, 2008

2008 was awesome! I hit a few jackpots & had some lows. I changed jobs & made some cool friends. But then above all this, over the last 365 days, I had some phenomenal realizations, which are documented below. Of course, they may be very simple for most of you. But then, I learnt them on my own in some unforgettable ways.

  1. Learnt to say “No”.
  2. Went punctually to most places this year. I kept a count of the places I had to visit. I had been on time on 85% of the occassions (don’t count the Kalari classes yet). Previously, this used to bug me a lot. Not anymore I guess. Have to bring it to 100% in 2009.
  3. Learnt that good things and bad things happen equally. That is, we [humans] must not feel too overwhelmed by the good or by the bad. Few guys may now recall the power of “Krishnarpanamasthu”.
  4. Realized that the concept of God is a placeholder.
  5. Became a bit more intuitive.
  6. Enjoyed life every moment. I learnt to look at life’s happenings from a third angle, thereby, getting some really cool insights. This had been very useful when I’m confronted with a few tough problems.
  7. Learnt to focus on the item in context. That is, “getting in the zone” has become easier. Have to improve this in 2009.
  8. Started diversifying my knowledge beyond computers. Actually I started this in 2007 itself. But 2008 saw deeper indulgence in art related activities such Kalari and Astronomy. On computer related stuff, I felt *very* happy to see the return of “security related activities”. Started learning how to write secure code.
  9. Number of lies have drastically come down. Have to push it to zilch in 2009. I can pinpoint the reasons to which they have come down but I won’t reveal them here πŸ˜‰
  10. The world is not fair and will never be fair.
I guess that’s it. What were your realizations?
Have a great 2009! Wishing you a very happy and prosperous new year! πŸ˜€


9 Responses to “Welcome 2009”

  1. Prathul Says:

    You sure seem to have learned a lot. πŸ™‚ Good luck for 2009! Happy New Year!!! πŸ™‚

  2. Aswin Anand Says:

    Hey Prathul, great to see you this side after a long time πŸ™‚ Happy new year to you too! Have fun!

  3. thepsychologic Says:

    Huh? you changed job? where are you now?

  4. Aswin Anand Says:

    Yes πŸ™‚ with zoho (http://www.zoho.com/) now.

  5. Srividhya Says:

    Good realisations πŸ™‚

  6. Aswin Anand Says:

    @Srividhya: Hey.. thanks a lot πŸ™‚ Great to see you this side. Please keep visiting more often.

  7. kausikram Says:

    aswin are you going to get married soon? πŸ˜›

  8. Aswin Anand Says:

    @kausikram: Lol … not anytime soon. Why this sudden doubt?

  9. thepsychologic Says:

    oh! cool dude!