Friday, December 31, 2010

Reflections... Or whatever!!

Well, it is that time of the year when people talk about how good or bad or disgusting the year 2010 has been (really people, stop bitching about a year even before it is over. You would never understand it unless you are a year yourself); the time of the year when all blogs are filled with posts about 2010 and what they expect from 2011 (as if ALL our expectations ever materialize!); the time of the year when people invite suggestions for New Year Resolutions (how lame is that!); the time of the year when people invite suggestions for New Year Parties (that’s even worse); the time of the year when our intelligent and oh-so-sensible media is specializing on who-wore-what-where in 2010, and celebrity new year resolutions and what a huge super star Rajinikanth is, and whether SRK and Salman Khan will become friends in the next year, and whether Aishwarya Rai will have a baby in the coming year. And of course, what else is more important than all these topics?

Well, it is always better than thinking about what one did in a particular year than thinking about what the year did to one. I have noticed that it is an Indian thing to always blame others/other things for our sufferings. Even our language is formed that day. For example, we say, “Kaal-la mullu kuthiruchu” (A thorn poked my leg) while in English is actually said, “I ran up on a thorn”. Even for a simple mistake like running up on a thorn, we blame the thorn as if it predicted that you would be walking through that path and positioned itself to give you maximum pain.

So back to what I have done in the past year – it was an average year; no big achievements (I did have a small business trip to Holland in the middle of the year; I choose not to count it as an achievement), no major milestones (except I got engaged), no horrors (except my grandma fell down and broke her leg), no sorrows (except for a few broken relationships) – I have been more or less the same this year (except for a welcome increase of 2kgs in weight). I didn’t read quite as much in 2010, but whatever little I read has inspired me to become better at my work and as a person. I realized that no matter what I do, I should be the best in it. I have worked hard to achieve that level of excellence and I still strive to improvise with every small task I undertake.

In 2011, I hope to read more – take a week off and read “Ponniyin Selvan” for a third time, read more of Ayn Rand, start reading more Tamil classics. In 2011, I am also taking a major step in my life – I am getting MARRIED. I will go from a spinster to a married lady (or ‘Auntyji’ as my teammates have already started calling me); I will have additional responsibilities – as a daughter-in-law and as a wife. The good part is that I will have my better half to support me in undertaking these responsibilities and my mantra (Sign your work with excellence) to inspire me to be my best in whatever I do. The bad part is that the timing is bad – these responsibilities could have come my way a couple of years later. But the more difficult the problem is, the more alluring it is. I hope I do a good job of it ;-)

At the same time, my struggles with Kosu continue. He has been and continues to be the single most irritating person in my surroundings – so much so that I feel like beating him up with a baseball bat. Ok, I am off to kick some mosquito ass. Until then, I wish you a very Happy New Year 2011.


  1. I like this off beat post, surely is best of 2010! Just let me know when you find that mosquito...:)'
    Happy 2011 to you.

  2. @Sanjeeta
    Thank you! And wish you a Happy New Year :-)

  3. Fantastic post again.Ifor one have stopped taking New year resolutions. As I grew older I realised that the resolutions are stupid and most of the time you end up not fulfilling it. So no more resolutions for me but just the new year with a blank sheet which I will fill as the days pass by with no baggage or pressure.

    Anyways Happy new year to you and hope to see more posts from you in 2011 too.

  4. @Giri
    Yup. Resolutions don't last for long. It's just a waste of time.
    Happy New Year to you too! :-)


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