Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Year That Was

2008 is slipping away from our hands like sand. It's another couple of hours and then we would welcome 2009. Another year,with which myriads of unknown experiences awaits us. So I thought about writing something in retrospect. This is all what 2008 was like, a plethora of emotions and feelings.

I am not an ardent fan of centrist views, so I would not say that 2008 was a mixed bag. In it's entirety, 2008 was a year of heartaches and heartbreaks. It was a year of mistakes, a year of treachery, of unfaithfulness and betrayal. Although I would not like to call them my faults because they are what makes me a human. But yes, I definitely had made a mistake. I made the mistake of not being firm with my decisions because of which I had lost my self-respect, my self-esteem. But I am a person who learns from his past mistakes, I am not afraid to admit them and/or acknowledge them. So what have I learned? I have learned that true love does not cannot coexist with disdain, dishonor and disrespect. However dear your loved one maybe, if she does not know how to respect you then she does not deserve your love and affection.

Now although I am not a centrist in my view towards life and it's intricacies, I am not a whiner either. 2008 was also a year of shaping up, shaping up as a dreamer. I painted my dreams with new colors, I started to discover hues that I never thought existed. And it was fun. I matured as a writer. I put my efforts on The Chronicles of R and it showed it's results, I got appreciations from people who authoritative figures in both writing and blogging. Genuine appreciations which often put a smile on my face and helped me move forward in life even when it seemed quite impossible to do so at times. Although my mistake made me get away from The Chronicles of R for quite a while, you would see that there is only one post in the month of November. But then after a prolonged conversation with my ego and id (which I called hibernation) I recovered, and I made a comeback and I got my reward. Today The Chronicles of R flaunted a PR3, thank to Google. Thank you Google, it was a nice New Year's gift. In 2008 I was introduced to online marketing by a friend, philosopher and guide who chose to remain anonymous. Thanks to Inam, I was introduced to Srijan. And not only helped me to grow culturally, but it also helped me spend some beautiful evenings under the open sky, listening in awe to some of the eminent figures in the literary domain.

In 2008 I came across a number of good friends, some Sweethearts and Darlings. There was a consistent flow of constant reader on The Chronicles of R, some of whom went onto to become personal friends. And my friends' circle grew quite a bit from nada. I also found my own personal Santa, you are one of the best things that happened to me Ms Santa. The reason I have dedicated a separate paragraph for these people is because they have helped me find myself. They have helped me shape my dreams, sometimes unknowingly.

The most important thing that happened to me in 2008 is that I came to know R more intimately. I came to know R the way she wanted me to know her. Her happiness, her anger, ego, doubts, insecurities and a everything a woman wants her man to know about her. In 2008 I came to know myself through R. And through R, I came to know what love is. And I decided to introduce R to the world. You need to hold onto your horses for another couple of hours, I would let you know who or what R is, what does she do, where she lives at 12am tonight. With the dawn of 2009, R would come out of the veil of mystery that surrounds her.

I might have omitted a few things, those were unintentional. As it is I am not saying my Oscar acceptance speech here. Hope 2009 brings a year of joy and happiness for all of us, hope 2009 brings a change.

4 Comment:

Deepti said...

Nice post .. and its better to learn from your mistakes and move on .. Happy new year to you too :)

Rajtilak Bhattacharjee said...

@Deepti : Thank you for your comments Deepti.

Butterfly said...

I agree with you that if our loved one does not respect us, he/she does not deserve our love and affection.

Its good that some of your dreams were fulfilled in 2008 and it was not entirely a year of heartbreaks for you. Hope 2009 unfolds to bring more and more love and success for you.:-)

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