Friday, January 02, 2009

In Which I Contemplate The Year Gone By

I thought it was a fitting time to look back and remember what was special this year, for this blog, and in my life.

I changed jobs, and while my new job has had its share of ups and downs, I have been mostly happy with and excited about the work I have been doing.

We bought our first home in May, and moved into it in November. We also had much fun buying furniture.

I travelled - to Bangalore in January, Bombay in February, and Goa in March; to Narayangaon and Junnar with FoC, to Ajanta and Ellora. I met Amit Varma!

The Guy went away for two months - our longest separation ever since we got together. And while it was a tough time, I'm glad we had it. I enjoyed some of the solitude, the leisure, and I feel more grown up as a result of it.

I got some wonderful new readers, and am thrilled that a couple of bloggers I read and admire read this blog. Lekhni, Banno, IHM, Chandni, Aneela, Praveen, Pallu, Emma... thank you all for making me feel I'm not speaking in a vacuum.

In a year that has had so much bad news on terrorism and the economy, I am thankful to have so much good happened in my life.


Banno said...

Yes, there are a lot of blessings one can always count on. If one remembers to do so and not get swamped by bad thoughts. Keep writing.

It's great fun meeting up with bloggers one reads, isn't it? I remember being surprised by Chandrahas too.

Praveen VS said...

you visited bangalore last let me know if you come again...

then reading ur blog has always been a pleasure and I am sure in future also it wold be....

I wish you that next year this list grows bigger

Unmana said...

Banno: Indeed. I haven't really "met" any bloggers apart from Amit Varma and Pallu though. Only saw Jai Arjun and Chandrahas from a distance - but it's still one of the high points of the year for me!

Praveen: Ah, I'd paid a flying visit, for Effe's wedding. Would love to go again, but don't know when it will be possible.

dipali said...

Sounds like a good year overall, Unmana. And I'm glad that I found your blog!