Leaving the past behind

I woke up this morning with a curious mixture of anticipation and sadness. New Year’s Eve is a day for introspection. A day to leaf through the months past, to keep the good memories and throw away the bad ones. Learn from the past and apply it to the future.

This year for me will be the one in which my niece Vidhula was born, the one in which I got my Master’s degree, the birth and death of Thoughtful Thursdays, moving my blog to its own server, celebrating my niece Sruthi’s first birthday, starting my MBA, planting my kitchen garden, driving up to Lake George, trip to the west coast visiting friends and family, study sessions with my class mates, the feeling of stepping out of my comfort zone, being part of a historic election, the horror of the Mumbai terror, enjoying the spirit of the Christmas season. In the midst of all this, I am a whole year older, been married a year longer and still clueless about a whole lot of things.

Reading Usha’s post today, much of her thoughts resonated with me. The magic of New Year’s seems a little dimmer with each passing year. I no longer look forward to the countdown at mid night. I don’t wake up on New Year day thinking my life is somehow different than when I went to sleep. Yet, to me it is a time for reflection and introspection. Of where I am from and where I am headed. A day to take a break from the auto pilot mode and take in the surroundings physically and mentally and prepare myself for the road ahead.

Happy New Year to all of you!!! May the year ahead bring happiness and prosperity into your lives.

8 thoughts on “Leaving the past behind

  1. Thanks Laksh! wishing you tons of happiness and laughter, good health,lot of blog friends, a step closer to the ‘corner office with the blast of a view’, new recipes to chef page, starting pages of your first book by ‘pavizham’..God bless

    @Shy: Thank you for the lovely wish! Wish you a lovely, lovely new year!

  2. Happy new year to you and K. Wishing you both be blessed with glorious new year ahead…….

    @Abi: Thank you and wish you the same!

  3. Introspection is what is needed for progress in right direction and you do it periodically, if my presumption is correct. You may be aware that you have created interest in many to read your Blogs. In my case I have also developed a liking for writing and God willing, soon my past will be put on record as my Memoir for family reading one day !! Wishing you a very Happy 2009 and years to follow…

    @ekr: Thank you. Your comment put a smile on my face. Looking forward to reading your memoir some day.

  4. Happy New Year Laksh 🙂
    I hope you have a wonderful New Year – one with much more direction, peace and blessings 🙂

    @bavani: Thank you and I hope you had a good new year too making snowmen 🙂

  5. i have the same feeling. there is no anticipation but at least you get to evaluate the life you lived in the past year and hoping to improve it in the new year.

    wishing you all the best for the new year.

    @ifoundme: Very true. Here’s hoping your year is great!

  6. Hey Laksh, Happy 2009 to you too. I see that someone above has commented on how your blogging has touched many lives. It’s true. I have enjoyed writing, but never made it a habit to make time for it. I did in 2008, mainly motivated by your dedication. (no pressure :-))

    @Suman: I love reading your notes. Its like taking a peek into your life. Here’s a happy new year to you and hoping you are “inspired” to update your blog more often. 🙂

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