Did I spend enough time with friends and family? No. Did I keep in regular touch with those who wanted me to remain in regular touch? No. Was I there each and every time someone needed me to be there? No. I didn't read as much as I would have liked to, I wrote much less than I wanted to. But as a human with limited resources, did I try to balance different and conflicting expectations from family, friends, and colleagues? Yes. The complex art of balancing your expectations of others, their expectations of you, and your expectations of yourself is what we call 'Life', after all.
In 2013, I discovered new friendships, rediscovered old college friendships, rejuvenated old colleague-friendships. I made many mistakes and hurt my friends sometimes, but I hope I delighted them and made them smile too. This was true in the year 2012 too, and what matters now is if I learnt from my mistakes in 2012 and avoided or made less of them in 2013. I think I did. That is why I bid 2013 goodbye with peace in my heart and happiness in my soul - not because I did not make any mistakes, but because I learnt or attempted to learn from earlier ones. 2013 also leaves me with a deep sense of gratitude for my friends, all of whom accepted my flaws, yet remained friends. I hope to keep learning from you, how to be always so understanding and empathetic.
On the personal front, it has been a milestone where a dream we worked for over 3 years was finally realized - our new home. And despite getting busier, becoming frustrated, being completely stressed out, we still share not just the love, but that elusive romance too.
I am truly blessed. Dear 2013, I will remember you forever.
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