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Monday, December 31, 2007

Come and Gone...Just like that...

Dear Diary,

I'd promised to fill your pages up religiously as a part of last year's resolution, but since even the most serious of resolutions blew up royally on my face, I don't think I even owe you an explanation for this one. Nevertheless, I'm coming back to do the honours for the grand finale this year and today being the last day of the last month n all I'm certainly not giving you any promises on any regular entries for 08.
've been there. Done that.

I thought that my journey down friendship-lane would be over once I was out of college and that I'd have to confront things far more serious and significant than friends and frolic. But '07 proved to be just the opposite. It introduced to the craziest set of ppl at work and outside of it who made work worthwhile. For some reason I never thought I'd even smile after college, but I eventually ended up laughing my guts out everyday at work because of these people. I'm grateful, for Satsang.

I joined my first company and I quit it too. A lot to handle in one year huh?
'07 taught me that it was ok to accept defeat and ask for help shamelessly. Work does do things to your self-esteem especially when you're in the learning stage, but I learnt that it was ok to give in and ask for help. Especially when we accidentally screw up the Client's Mainframes.
For the far more interesting (and equally humiliating:P) details, contact Ravi.
I have grown a lot and I'm grateful. For maturity.

I realised that I was passionate about something so much, so badly that I was willing to quit the job I started to like. '07 taught me that life's not about taking the right decisions; its about being confident whatever your decision may be. I just hope '08 will help reinforce that point into my system. Its an inspiring thought but its a tough one to percolate. I'm grateful nevertheless. For hope and ambition.

My preconceived notions on Madras being the be-all and end all place was shattered when I went to Bombay and realised that there were after all, other places I had to see...had to visit and had to experience. I was wrong about Madras being the best place in the world. But I still want to live and die here for this is my home. Period. I'm grateful, for home.

I discovered a part of me that could write. I wont claim that I write sense... but yes, I do write. It really isnt much, but for the numerous blogs and fabulous bloggers it has introduced me to, I'm grateful.

I've always had more reasons than I should to NOT keep in touch with some friends I'd met over the year. I suck at keeping in touch with my loved ones, unfortunately. The lazy bum I am, I'm surprised people still talk to me these days without any resentment. But '07 introduced me to people who don't necessarily expect a call to call you back and talk to you. Its been a year and we're surprisingly still going strong - despite being scattered ALL over the country and despite my crappy disposition. I just hope they don't give up on me one fine day.
For them, I'm grateful.

Its a long post. For those of you who are still reading, I'm all the more grateful. :D

I'm just thinking now.. '07 was nothing, absolutely nothing I'd expected it to be and I just hope '08 is a far more splendrous one. I know it will be.

I wish all my readers a fabulous year ahead. This blog is nothing without them all (the very limited readers this blog entices but still :D). I wish them nothing less than the best....along with World-Peace and Social-Harmony of course.......*controlling tears of joy*
(Can I have that diamond-studded crown now please?)

:D

Listening to
this for the zillionth time and feeling optimistic all over. Songs, I tell you. :P

Happy New Year folks!

Confounded-Lady

16 Confounded-souls had something to say:

Anonymous said...

Agh.!

Am i anywhere on the list?
Direct or indirect?

Will catch up :)

-- Oops.!

BPSK said...

Mayth- liked the Vodaphone commercial :-D

Nice post too - first year in the work force can be tough, and your post brought back some memories.

Happy New Year!

k.. said...

Happy New Year!!! yes, Home is the Best!!!

Sashi.. said...

that was a gr8 read... good going... looking forward to some more good stuff....
Cheers
Shashi

*~ Mayth!!~* said...

@oops: Havent we caught up enough? :D

@BPSK: I'm glad you liked the commercial. I just like the guitar chords.
Happy new year Raj! ;)

@K: Yes indeeed.! Happy New Year! :)


@Sashi:
Thanks for reading! Do keep dropping by...Happy New Year! :)

Bhaumik said...

Dearest Mayth,,Aappy New year!!!
Though i dont write comments, but i still read u each and every blog ;-) So u can include me in that list :-D

Keep laughing(as u have always been)!!!

Ramkumar said...

Where's that tissue Mayth? :')

--xh-- said...

Myth, u had a great year... and you had one of the most valuable realisations early in ur career - it os ok to ask fpr help... it will help you in long run.. and the decision taking part - agree with you fully - what matter is not whether the decision is wrong or write, but whetehr we will be happy or not...
wish you a rocking new year....

Mark IV said...

aah... a lot of retrospection! yeah well.. happy new year... and hope 2008 gives you as much and more to write as well! :D

mathew said...

belate new year greetings..
and wish you the best of times..

btw i have seen very few people from chennai admitting that there are places as good as chennai..;-P

Confounded-Lady said...

@Bhaumik: I know :) You guys are most of its inspiration. YOu know that ;)

Luv ya loads!! :)

@Ramkumar:
:D Didnt want it to be senti n all :P Happy New Year Geek!

@ xh: Yes..it was realisation all the way. :)

Confounded-Lady said...

@MarkIV:
Your Markness, I'm sure I'll pass off as a decent blogger with your grace :D HNY!

@Mathew: :D Yeah, you're right you know. I seem to be fighting a losing battle :D

Coconut Chutney said...

happy new year!
super post, and I especially agree with the shamelessness bit. Good to lose your ego from time to time.
:D

07 taught me that life's not about taking the right decisions; its about being confident whatever your decision may be

I loved that, in fact I read that again and again and again.

Thanks. :)

Confounded-Lady said...

Sooper glad you liked it. Made my day Lavs! Mmmmuah:)

ராமானுஜம் ராகவன் said...

Madras IS the best place in the world... please don't even think any other way... From my apartment here, I can see snow caps and stuff, but nothing beats parangimalai view from my madras home...

And nice to see someone calling good old Madras, 'Madras'. If Madras were a person s(he) would be grateful to you forever..

Anonymous said...

Terrific, that' s exactly what I was seeking for! You just spared me alot of work