I forgot to mention in the previous post that I also saw the full moon’s light making the serene waters at Bhimtal glitter, bidding me the happiest good-bye.
And now for the Fuchsia (self-proclaimed) legend – my year wrap-up post.
# The year had begun with a spill-over from last year-end’s awesome trip to the best of beaches
# I had also resolved to travel every month
# I watched my first 3D movie. And an animated one at that.
# Went through two longish phases of depression
# Went crazy over not taking up the job that I did not want
# Spent a lot of time with my first cousins
# In the Exploring Delhi chapter, I visited the phool mandi at CP and Ugrasen ki Baoli
# Went on a rural marketing trip to a village near Pune. Tasted anjeers off a farm in the middle of all brand-related matters
# Bhaiya got married
# Spent a lot of energy getting accustomed to the presence of a new member in the family
# Danced with a bartender at a party
# Drove to Panchgani with friends and sat in the dark for several hours just waiting to see a perfect sunrise
# Liked almost all new alcoholic drinks that I tried this year, and developed a dislike for the Old Monk that gave a lot of memories the previous year
# Just for the record, I love Jack Daniels. And I love green apple martinis. And an advice that you are free to take – please don’t make LIITs if you don’t know how to make them.
# I am still not over the tequila shots happiness 😀
# I went tripling on a motorcycle
# I also rode pillion on a bike on two cold nights
# Totally fell in love with Marks & Spencer
# Made a road trip to Amritsar
# In my list of temples this year
– Golden Temple
– Golu Devta Temple
– Sun Temple
# Got a root canal treatment and multiple cavities filled
# I still love meetha!
# I went back to driving. And again did not get my license. I think I should write ‘went back to practicing driving’.
# Got involved in a project I liked in a way that could not have been more unorganised
# Ruined my knee
# Fractured a foot
# Still living with dysfunctional legs
# Got two worth-absolutely-every-penny-spent amazing hairdos
# Watched a lot of movies, ate at a lot of new places
# Experimented with food (in all caps).
# Had the coldest birthday ever
# Experienced the challenges of a job hunt
# Wrote the most desperate email of my life
# Went for a few events at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi and felt supercool doing that 😛
# Missed two close friends’ weddings
# Saw first-hand what five stars are like and really did not get impressed. I appreciate the efficiency of smaller places a lot more.
# Had a friend bring me white roses during one of my many illnesses
# Started meeting directors and CEOs of organisations and also started finding the process quite hollow
# Went back to Pune and to that campus that I did not think I will ever turn back to.
# The feelings that ran through me during my last few hours on that campus will probably go with me to my pyre
# Bonded with a stranger through a night and felt like I could spend the rest of my life with him. I was drunk.
# People I sanely wanted to keep for life decided otherwise.
# Heard Jagjit Singh live
# Made my long trip to the Himalayas and did a year’s worth of new things
# Had many degrees of strength derived from my immediate and extended family
# Realised for sure that I am a strong person in spite of the love for vulnerability.
4 thoughts on “A Year of Lessons”
# Bonded with a stranger through a night and felt like I could spend the rest of my life with him. I was drunk.# People I sanely wanted to keep for life decided otherwise.I just feel nice reading you. It sometimes takes away the need for me to write a lot of things myself, you just do it for me. It's a nice alternate life for me :)Looking forward to 2011…I'm sure you are too!
The feeling is mutual. :)Happy 2011!!
* Agree on the awesomest trip this exact time last year. Will sigh a lot this 31st night* Had no idea you actually went to Anjeer farm? Dude! It was HOT!* You forgot to add that you looked great on Bhaiya's wedding! (Please grow your hair back)* Panchgani and the hammer-man are legend! What would you guys do on that trip without Shoita and me :p* You can never give up on Old Monk! He is good. He is wise.And you are indeed a strong person. Period.PS: I love bullets too! 😀
Priyam,Don't sigh too much. The other 10 have to do some too. :)Dude I got the anjeers without going to the farm. Didn't you? :DThank you, thank you! The hair, well, yes, I'll grow it a bit. :)Achhaaaa… bete laal, tum bolo what would you have done without me!I have given up on Old Monk. Unless you reopen Shree. 🙂 for the last one.And good you love bullets! Bullets are cooool!