Let’s see. 2008 brought a lot of major changes in my life.
Firstly, at the beginning of the year, I was totally frustrated with my job, I felt as if I was stuck, not work wise or anything. But I had this feeling as if nothing was moving; I was stuck in a place where I could neither move forward nor backward. I wanted a drastic change which only a change in place could give me. So after lot of consideration, I got a transfer to Bangalore, packed my things and left Pune in March 2008.
Although, I didn’t like Bangalore so much, it gave me a lot of things to be thankful for. The independence, the new friends, and an experience to work and live in a totally different culture.
I was just entering into a relationship with J when I left for Bangalore. He was in Indonesia at that time and was supposedly going to work from Mumbai after that. But fortunately he had to work from Bangalore as his Mumbai project got delayed. That gave us a valuable 5-6 months together during which our relationship only strengthened.
I came back to Pune in August almost the same time he got transferred to Mumbai.
My elder sister got married in July to a wonderful man and as I was always so worried about her, it makes extremely happy to see that she is very happy now. Touchwood.
I told my parents about J and that we want to marry. They refused because we are from different castes. They say I can go and marry him if I want to, but they won’t be with me in my decision. I am still trying to convince and I am still hopeful.
The next year is going to be very important to me in that sense. I have to decide what to do with my relationship. Breaking up with J because my parents don’t agree is not an option for me. It’s my life and I have the right select my life partner. I hope my parents realize that soon enough.
The many terrorist attacks In India, be it in Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Delhi or the recent Mumbai attacks need to be mentioned too. I hope we come up with better ways to fight against terrorism and make India a safe place to live in.
As for my resolution or goals for 2009 go, I don’t have any resolutions yet.
On a lighter side it would read more books. My count is 45-50. But other than reading just to increase the count, I’ll focus more towards exploring new authors and genres. I’ll write post or page for that.
Work wise I would like to continue what I am doing with equal amount of dedication and hard work.
I was suffering from viral fever for the last 2-3 days, so I have taken a sick leave today to recuperate. Please forgive me for not visiting your blogs and wishing you or wishing you from my own blog for that matter.
So I hope everyone had a nice and happy Christmas.
I have heard from many that 2008 was a very bad year for many people. I bet many of us are looking forward to the new year. I certainly am.
First of all, thanks so much for the lovely comments you left on my feedback page at Jace Makes. I appreciate your kind gesture very much. 🙂
Secondly, too cool … I see snow falling all over on my screen! 😀
Thirdly, I’m glad that 2008 was overall a good year for you. 🙂 I wish you and J all the very best and that your parents will see things your way eventually.
Here’s to a HAPPY, FRUITFUL and GREAT year ahead for everybody!
I’m sorry to hear about the difficult situation with your parents. I hope they accept your relationship in the end. May 2009 bring you everything you hope for.
What a stressful year-I hope that the next one is much better for you. And I hope you get healthy quickly. 🙂 Thanks for joining in my World Citizen Challenge-I can’t wait to hear your insights!
I’m sorry about your difficulties with your parents – I understand where you’re coming from. I’m Indian and married an American guy – luckily my parents were supportive, but I had nightmares about how they would react before I told them we wanted to get married. I hope 2009 brings great things for you!
I’m sorry to hear about your difficulties, Violet. Let’s hope next year will be a better year for you! 🙂
Oops, the above comment was from me. I tried using the WordPress but I guess it isn’t for me. 😉
Hi Violet, you’ve got a really great blog! I’m sorry to hear about your situation with your parents and J, I hope everything works out in the end. My parents weren’t really happy with my choice either at first, but after they got to know him and could see how devoted he was to me and how happy he made me, they’ve finally accepted him. I hope that’s what will happen for you too. Have a great new year for 2009!
No problem Jace, the pleasure was really mine 🙂 The snow falling is a wordpress feature, it will be off on 4th Jan 😦
Eva: I look forward to your suggestions the most.
Swapna: I hope the tide turns my way too.
Thanks Melody. WordPress has a little less features than blogpot, I think.
Betty: Thanks, you make me feel more hopeful 🙂