Good bye 2009!

Here’s the meme I did last year…  now adapted for 2009. I find myself at a loss to write something original… thought this was a good way to sum up the year that was…

* what did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?
– stayed all by myself at home for a fortnight
– took up a managerial kinda role at work
– moved my blog to WP!
– attended a yoga course

* did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
– I never make any new-year resolutions

* did anyone close to you give birth?
– Yup. 1 in the family and a couple among friends

* did anyone close to you die?
– Yes 😦

* what countries did you visit?
– France!

* what would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
– some dreams turning into reality

* what date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
– Jun 6th – I became a chikamma
– Jun 18th – we moved out to be on our own

* what was your biggest achievement of the year?
– leading a team at work
– moving out and setting up a home

* what was your biggest failure?
– maintaining work-life balance

* did you suffer illness or injury?
– just the usual bout of the flu when the seasons changed

* what was the best thing you bought?
– a cozy comfy winter jacket
– lots of stuff for the house which make it a home we love

* whose behavior merited celebration?
– both on different occasions

* whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
– oh, all the usual suspects!

*where did most of your money go?
– EMIs and premium payments

* what did you get really, really, really excited about?
– the picturesque train ride to Shimla
– celebrating Deepavali with lights at the new home
– the work-trip to Paris which also turned up a chance encounter with a close pal!

* what song will always remind you of 2009?
– all of Sonu Nigam songs in Kannada, which he seems to be belting out relentlesly these days

* compared to this time last year, are you:
– happier or sadder? a leetle bit happier
– thinner or fatter? a leetle bit fatter
– richer or poorer? richer

* what do you wish you’d done more of?
– Reading, traveling for more holidays, blogging, learning to let go

* what do you wish you’d done less of?
– worrying, being affected by people’s behaviour

* how will you be spending new year?
– At home

* did you fall in love in 2009?
– yeah, I only seem to be falling in it deeper!

* do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
– No

* what was the best book you read?
– An Equal Music – Vikram Seth
– To Sir with Love – ER Braithwaite

* what was your greatest musical (re)discovery?
– Some classical numbers

* what did you want and get?
– the chance to visit Paris

* what did you want and not get?
– oh several things actually… mmm

* what was your favorite film of this year?
– Luck By Chance, Wake up Sid, 3 Idiots

* what did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
– 28. Didn’t do anything much… it was a holiday, paid a temple visit, sulked a bit, went out for dinner I guess (can’t remember too well!! :D)

* what one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
– if only a few dreams were realized…

* how would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
– not very different from the previous years… I did buy some trousers and skirts to prep-up my formals wardrobe

* what/who kept you sane?
– hubby

* what political issue stirred you the most?
– the downfall of the BJP

* what did you miss?
– Pluto and ajji

* who was the best new person you met?
– the guy whom we worked with while in Paris

* tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009.
– Juggling home, life and work will only become more difficult as one goes up the ladder – one has got to find a balance somehow!

* quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Zindagi pyar ka geet hain, isi har dil ko gaana padega
Zindagi gham ka saagar bhi hain, haske us paar jaana padega…

Wishing you all a very happy new year and a lovely holiday season! Hope the new year brings lots of new and happy changes in its folds! I am hoping that 2010 will usher in some much-desired cheer in my life – both personal and work-wise… and I hope to be more regular on the blogging front as well!

Cheers and happy hols to all you folks out there!! 🙂

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7 thoughts on “Good bye 2009!

  1. Hey Anu, nice to see your post again 🙂 I had been waiting for one since the France experiences… Like always, loved reading it… Wish you & your husband a very happy& prosperous 2010! Pray & Hope all your dreams for the year come true!

    • hey thanks girl! Don’t worry I am sure something will definitely get decided before 31st night! 😀 Wishing you a happy and properous new year as well…

  2. Pingback: >Time to say Bbye 2010!! | babble2blabber

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