Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!

Hope that this year is filled with more happiness, inspiration, comfort, and growth than the last.

I know that we sometimes spend our time making resolutions but I think it's necessary for us to appreciate how far we have already come.

2010 taught me:

how to trust my own instincts

to distinguish between what is best for me from what others want for me

to write a query letter

to accept my eternal contradictions and allow them to propel me forward

to critique poetry--mine and others

to differentiate between Southern and Northern Indian classical music

to appreciate song lyrics in a new way

to self edit my novel on many levels

how to study my religion---and others--- from various angles

to study and dissect philosophy

how to do a smoky eyeshadow look

to find peace in traveling alone---on buses, trains, and planes---each mode of transportation providing its own appeal

what it means to truly meditate and do yoga

Cheers to 2010 and 2011!


  1. I like this idea! Awesome. I believe I've learned how to write a much better query letter as well! Hope to put it to use in the new year! :)

    Hope you have a wonderful 2011!

  2. What a year for you! This is a nice spin to reflect back instead of plan ahead.

    I hope you have a wonderful 2011.

  3. All these things are great things to have learned; 2010 sounds like a great year for you. Hope you'll have a wonderful 2011!

  4. Dude I learned how to do the smokey eyeshadow look in 2010 too!
    It seems to me youve learned a lot, and youve grown a lot, which honestly, is the point of living. So, huge kudos for you!
    I learned how to make chapati in 2010 and also, how to edit and write properly. Quite an interesting idea to write a list of what youve learned! =)

  5. I liked these a lot... esp the way you wrote them, sort of like a poem. Esp. the eternal contradictions. Loved your last post too.. yes you are defintely a poet!

  6. Yes, 2010 was a year of growth, and it's been so fun getting to know all of you bloggers. I wish you a happy 2011!

  7. Sounds like you had a pretty great 2010. Now onward, to a bigger & better 2011! :)

  8. WIshing you a happy new Year 2011 too!

  9. Aw, thanks everyone! Happy New Year again!

  10. wonderful stuff... now on to 2011 and that which it brings. happy new year!