2019 has been a long year for me. I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and play in the real world. I took risks, learned lessons, gained more perspectives, and became a much better person than last year. 😇
I started 2019 with a mindset to do things that I had never done in my past. It is okay if I fail, but I wanted to fail fast and leverage over those mistakes.
“Fail early, fail often, but always fail forward.” ― John C. Maxwell
I got rejected from 6 German universities and received 1 late admission letter. I realized that I enjoy developing things than just studying theoretical ideas.
I left my first job where I worked for around 3 years and joined a start-up to work with a technology stack, which I had a lot of interest but no hands-on experience. I learned to adapt to new things and grasp them quickly.
Last year, the US Consulate rejected my visa for no reason. Sometimes things will be unfair, we need to accept it. This year I got a Schengen visa with multiple entries. I flew out of India for the first time. 😀
The scariest thing in my life was when I was flying alone to the Netherlands. 13h+ long journey, with no known people around me. Anything could have happened! I managed to survive in a country🇫🇷 where I had great difficulties in communicating with them because of their language.
But this trip made me gain more perspectives and understand how to live. I also fell in love with travelling. ♥️
Some of my favourite tech people who are doing amazing things in this world are Indians. This has inspired me to focus more on things that I do every day and become best at it. The goal is to work towards it continually. 💪🏼
I didn’t know how to drive a car. I bought my first car, and I learned to drive pretty well now. 😇
Currently, I’m working for a company for whom I was ready to work for free 3 years back. But now, my skills have got me there.
Being far from dear ones made me realize how important they are in my life. I learned to value them when they are with me. 🤗
I’m happy that now I can financially afford to feed my people whatever they ask for. 😇
I traveled a lot in the last 2 years. The airport is the place which has brought a lot of emotions. The joy of seeing your dear ones after a long time, the excitement before flying, the fear of getting deported, the satisfaction of coming back to the motherland. The airport is magical. 💫
Most of the things which I did in this year were for the first time. I was able to do all this well because of the situations I had been through in my past.
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Jobs
Put your heart and soul in whatever you are doing, and do whatever you love to do. Things will start going in your way one fine day.
Best wishes for the new year ahead – 2020. 💐