Thursday, January 10, 2013

Goodbye 2012... Welcome 2013

2012 was a dramatic year. A year of change, hope and courage. I took few big decisions that can make or break my career aspirations. After spending 8 years with Razorfish, in 2012, I decided to move on. The decision was very hard to make but today reflecting back, I believe it was a right move. In addition to career move, I had some personal life changing events. So 2012 was one of the longest years I have lived recently. I was expecting it to be so... after all it was the year of Dragon.

During 2012, I slacked off on writing anything on this blog. Even my twitter and facebook accounts did not get the attention they deserved. When you put off your social needs it say something about how busy you are... lol... But as I enter 2013, I wish to get back on track with few things:

  • Continue to write blog: Writing this blog helps me take a pause and reflect on items or share my views on things. Sometime very blunt but making prediction is one the things I enjoy.
  • Get back on that treadmill: Yep, that's right. Another area that deservers attention.
  • Voluntary work: This area is mostly to continue to do voluntary work. In 2012, I tried my best so this part of my life does not fall off my plate. In 2013 I would like to do more. The rewards of selfless voluntary work make it selfish. And I don't want it to go away.

    So anything changed in 2012 while I was gone? Well not really. Obama is still the president. Congress is still fighting. Microsoft is still struggling with PC and Tablet conundrum. Apple is still the best. Twitter still rocks. Facebook has not lost momentum. Interest rates are still down. Unemployment rate is still aahhh. NY and NJ are still functioning. Guns are still sold in open market. People are still looking forward to next olympics (Brazil). And despite Mayan prophecies, world is still rotating on its axis.

    What has really changed in 2012 is our perspective on all of the items above. We are more aware, smarter and look at these things in a different light now. 2012 was full of various events and they taught us a lot. It was a year of learning.

    Now to 2013. Someone asked me what is the most anticipated story for me in 2013? The answer is simple... Apple please re-invent the TV in my living room.
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