Sunday, December 28, 2008


Of late it's only tags that's keeping my blog alive and so I decided to add one more to the list. I promise this will be the last in this year :P In fact Jolly Roger had tagged me last year and I'm taking this up after exactly an year !!! Better late than never..

I think I can easily say 2008 was the toughest year in my life. In January, I lost my dad and in December(rather yesterday night), I lost my pet dog. My mom was inconsolable coz after I came to B'lore, the only two beings whom she was used to is no longer there, creating a huge void which can't be filled at all..

1. What did I learn?
Lot of things but mainly handling loss and taking more responsibility.

2. What did I accomplish?
Probably a better understanding of myself. Also I guess this year I was more expressive about my feelings and emotions especially in a public forum like this. Initially I had lot of reservations even to make my blog public but now it's more easier for me to blog about my feelings rather than talk to someone in person(although I am not sure whether it is good or bad)

3. What would I have done differently?
I am normally a person who doesn't have any regrets, but there is one thing that I feel I should have done differently. Emotionally I am a brick wall and usually keeps all the sentiments to myself. Last year for my dad's b'day I wrote this post and left it at that. I never bothered to tell him how much he meant to me although I knew he would have been very happy reading that.. In fact one of my dad's friend who is in Canada saw this post and he took a printout to show it to him. But by the time he came it was too late and all the words are still left unsaid...

4. What did I complete or release?
Professionally? Release is a word we use mostly in office and so I'm tempted to write about that. We did one major release and two minor releases for our product. considering the fact that the team is totally new with lots of freshers I feel this is really an achievement.

5. What were the most significant events of the year past?
Do I have to repeat it again? But may be on a happier note I had a beautiful niece last month.

6.What did I do right?
I would like to believe that I did everything right to the best of my knowledge and ability. Of course I might have made mistakes but it's all a learning experience.

7. What were the fun things I did?
I took a much needed vacation in Thailand. Some new things that I tried out are Para sailing and under sea walking and yeh it indeed was real fun.

8. What were my biggest challenges/roadblocks/difficulties?

Balancing the time spent for blogging/blog hopping and other things that interests me in life(like reading, sketching, crafts etc) ;) Hopefully next year I can find a healthier balance and be more creative :)

9. How am I different this year than last?
Not much different I'm afraid.

10. For what am I particularly grateful?

Friends and family who always stood by me and is my support system

That's all from my side. Since it is a New Year meme anyone and everyone is free to take this up. Do let me know once you have completed it.


Sadhana said...

Nice tag actually... :-) I would definitely take it up.. In a way a look back into the year 2008.. I really feel sorry for ur sweet pet :( :(


Anonymous said...

nice post dhanya ... touching to be precise

btw ... y dont u ask ur mom to come over to blore and stay with u?

Anonymous said...

So, it's goodbye to 2008 I gueess...

Have a beautiful year ahead. Happy 2009.. :)

jj said...

This is the perfect set of questions one needs to contemplate on, at the end of the year!
I'm going to do this one very soon.

Jeseem said...

hmm ms. choco-muncher, your blogposts have become so great this year. wishing you a great, more happier joyous year ahead.
and hey you missed to write about the goofups for this year

Anonymous said...

Good post, touching and very open..
As the new year is coming very near, i wish u to b more happy, more patient and succeful. Have a gr8 year ahead dear....

Bindhu Unny said...

Wish you a very happy new year :-)

anN-series said...

Dhanya....happy new year....have a healthy, safe and prosperous year....

with the reflections that we do every year lets hope we all become wiser and smarter and not repeat our silly mistakes....

Anonymous said...

Rappy New Year Dan girl! Good that you are staying the same this year! (Thats a compliment, I am somehow short of words to actually make it look like one!)

And under-sea walking? Really? Wow! I should put that in my list now! Mm 10 years later :p

Vadapoche said...

New year greetings! I'm impressed that after 1 year you have taken this but the answers were worth the wait

~mE said...

" For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes." ~ Dag Hammarskjold :)
Happy new yea :)

mathew said...

actually i loved reading this frank..

wishing you a wonderful year ahead and better times..

Usha said...

there's always a tomorrow.. and there are good things to look forward to.. wishing you a blessed new year, Dhanya! :)

Dhanya said...

@ Sadhana : Thank you dear.. I saw ur tag. Good girl :)

@ sandeep : Thank you Sandeep. Hope I didn't blurt out like before ;)
Amma didn't want to come here and was giving all sorts of reasons not to come.Even before they have come only once in the past 8 yrs. But now after Sony's death she is feeling lonely. So after acchan's shradam she has agreed to come here for 2-3 weeks. So all I need to do is extend the stay :)

@ Sini : Yeh good bye to all things past and welcome 2009 with open arms :)

@ jj : Yeh I know.. I saw ur post too but for some reason was not able to post a comment there :( Anyway Happy New Year to you too :)

@ Jeseem : Thank you :) I don't answer out of syllabus questions ;)

@ Devil Incarnate : Thanks a lot dear.. And wishing you a great year ahead :)

@ Bindhu Unny : Thank you Bindhu and wishing you a wonderful year ahead :)

@ anN-series : Thanks you Ann and wishing you the same.. Yeh hope I'll also become wiser and smarter :)

@ Cris : No probs gal I have taken it as compliment :) And yeh undersea walking is fun, but you don't have to wait for 10 years for that :)

@ JollyRoger : I'm sorry for the delay. In fact when you tagged me I was not in a state to take it up and it didn't make sense to take it up in the middle of the year.. Anyway thanks for making me reflect :)

@ ~mE : yeh very true..You too have a fantastic year ahead :)

@ mathew : Thank you :) Yeh you too have a great year ahead :)

@ usha : Thanks a lot gal :) You too have a wonderful year ahead :)

Anonymous said...

Really nice post!