Yay, its my birthday :) and the birthday messages started rolling in the second the clock hit midnight. My 27th year of life has officially begun.
Every year on my birthday I go back through this blog's archive and re-read the posts I've written. It's a bizarre trip down my public memory lane. While reading I am thinking about my 26th year and how fast it flew by.
I've been thinking a lot about where I am and where I wished to be last year... wishes versus reality. Last year I was wishing too hard to be get placed as a naturalist or biologist in any national park or wildlife sanctuary... somewhere exotic... and here I m working for media (Hindustan Times), in my home town only.
Last time I also said, I want to finish all the half read books, I want to throw a classic party and I want to learn many many many things but here I am, facing reality, its me only, upgraded a little in my known things but I can't claim any new hobby whatsoever.
This year however no special plans on my birthday, like I am not going to the spa to relax, not planning for a gigantic dinner with friends or family, not going to read all day and do nothing. This year it would be me, my workstation, friends in office... seems more real to me :) so at the end, reality wins :)
Well either way, I'm happy, grateful, and lucky to have many important things in my life. Today I have my parents around, some really good friends, a career that I absolutely love.. what else one can ask for?
A few of the highlights that happen in my year 26
Got new friends
Submitted my PhD (finally)
Joined Hindustan Times
All the holidays I spent at Home with family
Started wearing lots of colors in my daily outfit
Got appreciations on my articles
And yes I also got a surprize birthday cake from Mom-Dad and Brother's side :) love them so much! :) :)
Thanks for reading... keep me in your prayers!