2 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Hello Everyone,

Wish you all a very happy new year. The year of doom has passed, and the world is still alive, though not very intact. Here's hoping that 2013 turns out better than 2012 for everyone. Maybe we will have better politicians, more justice, lesser rapes (wish I could hope for no rapes), more love, higher growth .... and the list continues. But I guess it is too much to hope for, given the attitude we have seen in Delhi from both the politicians and the police. But if we continue the fight, the world will be a better place for our children.

On a lighter note, new year always brings on resolutions, and the strong hope that we will stick to them ;). So without much ado, I bring you my new year resolutions:
  • I started my blog at the end of last year. And though I have so many post ideas floating in my head, I barely managed 4 posts in 2012. So, not withstanding work pressures and home pressures, I resolve to blog more often in 2013. And targets are always more achievable and attractive when they are quantified. So I hope to put up at least 10 posts per month. That's a bit low, but I like to under promise and over deliver ;) (that's the first thing you learn when you work in the financial services industry!).
  • I want to live more healthy. My health kick started in May 2012 and I have stuck to it more or less. This means I have drastically reduced consumption of junk food. However, I have been unable to stick to including more healthy stuff in my diet, and to exercise regularly. So what better time to start than the new year!
  • I want to be more eco-conscious. So use lesser plastic bags, try and use public transport more (particularly the bus ;)) to reduce pollution, and anything else that strikes me.
  • Give more quality time to my family. Working 12-13 hours a day takes a toll on my body and my temper. So when the weekend comes, I want to spend more time sleeping and lazing, and become short-tempered when asked to do anything. But I have realized that as a result, I devote less time to my family. So I want to actively reduce the time I spend in office and try and go home early more often so that I can either visit my parents, or just cozy up to my husband in the evening :)
I think the above are achievable targets. But I will let you know how I progress as the year goes by :D

So what do you think of my resolutions and what are your resolutions for 2013? Comments are always welcome!


  1. Anonymous26.1.13

    Nice read...For myself, only Kipling's poem comes to mind


    IF you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
    Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
    And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
    If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
    If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    ' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
    if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
    And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son