Saturday, December 28, 2013

2013 told me..

 2013 told me.. 
1. "That which does not kill us makes us stronger."
2. Why are you doing what you are doing?
3. What do you care what other people think?

The year in a snapshot-
  • 6 awesome months with Embrace Innovations
  • 2 Half marathons(21.1k) and 5 10k races- Including the Hyderabad Half!
  • Training sessions with Forest Gumps and being featured on TWCM FB page 
  • The hectic 9th sem- Placements, internships and BC work- Yayy!
  • Goodreads Reading Challenge- 12/15 done 
  • Movie screenings
  • Egg factory, paratha express, chocomans

Waiting for 2014 with bigger dreams! I will come back stronger.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Getting things done- follow up

 Some things that have worked really well for me, in 2013-
  • - Being a newbie, I took time to customize it and stuff. But now I can spend so much time seeing(and reading) articles, photos and interesting stuff.
  • Google calendar- Reminders for placements and stuff,for future events and birthday plans, sign in the dept, classes to attend and so on. 
  • Things to do- excel sheet and a to do list on phone- Long term, short term, BC work, personal, office stuff. Everything went there. And so much relief! Pulled off an entire(hectic) year with just this. The system needs more systematic rules and guidelines, but nevertheless, I got started. Here is a book which really helped me - Getting things done by David Allen . 
  • Labels- for GMail. It looks so much colourful now. 
  • Zim- Haven't used it much but seems as a good place to write stuff.
Thanks to multiple people who have introduced me to these things. Hope they work well for you. Any suggestions? How do you stay on track and get things done? 

The one in which the four meet

 I miss those school days where we would sit three in a bench and solve those maths problems. How I would always get close to the solution but never to the final answer..
Those trips to "Urs bakers" and the day when Arun's burger was delivered in a frozen state.
To all those memories and much more..

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The year that was! 2013.

An year ago, before I left for Bangalore, I wrote down goals for 2013. I had no idea what was in store for me.
I accomplished around half of those goals. And a lot more which were not on the list. So much this year taught me. What doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger.