Thank you, Year 2012, that you came in my life at the right time. You were a year which really showed me that efforts are worth everything and even when everything looks hazy, things that are meant to be shall find a way.
Final year of college and the year unfolded for me the college days I have dreamed about. Had late night studies just before the exam day, left the syllabus incomplete and still stayed cool (and still managed to score good enough!), hanged around the campus with friends almost every day, watched movies before the exams, paid the fines, the night walks and the discussions, long hour concalls, car drives, nightouts, late night parties, the first love. The holi celebration in the campus and the department trip to Shivpuri were some of the best days of the year. 2013, please be ‘awesome-er’!
Putting myself to learn new things made me happier. I learnt to drive a car, cooked more often, love for painting came back to my life, read more books (even tried a new genre of them and loved it), sang more often, started blogging, enjoyed photography, travelled more than ever and worked on my CV. After many years of efforts, I even joined yoga classes and for change, liked exercising.
2012 excited me with the pleasure of independence. Worked with various organizations, learnt to create a team, realized the fun in working for what I really like doing, earned the first salary, created the alumni of my own school and realized the fun in creating something that I always wanted, the hardships of a start-up, but trust me, the efforts were worth it! Prepared for interviews, gave interviews, group discussions, looked for job, identified the weak areas, started working on them already. And after all that, even if nothing looks clear and strong, what I am sure about is, everything will be clear soon. For dots can never be connected looking in future, we can always connect the dots looking at what we have grown from and I’ll have a bigger picture, soon! Fun is always in the unexpected.
I didn’t come to Hansraj College, I came to Delhi. The city had a lot to give. Although I still have a lot to take from it, 2012 was a year of exploring Delhi. Organizations like Landmark Education, Toastmasters club gave me people I like to be around. I explored new places, loved hauz khas village, appreciated the rich Indian culture in Delhi like never before, tasted the authentic Delhi food and met varied people.
2012 was a year of strengthened relationships, crazy-random college life, new interests, independence, exploration, learning to let go, trust in self, and love for life. 2012 also gave me a parting thought, which says ‘Sometimes, it’s good to let go things so that better things can come to life and what is meant to be shall find a way.’ I am excited to create 2013.