Christmas Eve, 2022
Is this happiness?
What is happiness?
Were you happy this year?
Year In Review
2022 was full of adventures/misadventures. As I look back, I see a ride, a bumpy roller coaster ride; the ride escalated everything. I started the year with a small vacation in Rajasthan, the lockdown year(s) had adversely impacted my mental health and the small vacay was a nice break from the monotony.
Out of the blue, in March, I decided to leave my home for some new adventures. Yup, that happened. And I shifted to Bangalore- no contacts, no place to stay; I had to start fresh in a new city. But before this big shift, I decided to travel a bit. A grand Goa trip was followed by meeting my school friend in Mumbai and then it was time to shift.
First week in Bangalore, I was confused and miserable. I had impulsively booked a PG, the first was one that was available. In my defense, not many were available. I was allotted a small room in a <not so> nice area of town. The unfamiliarity was killing me. I didn't like the food, the place I stayed in and then eventually, it all made sense.
I met the best people, had the nicest roommate and developed bonds I never would have if I hadn't left home.
It was difficult, it was beautiful.
The change from my hometown to a big city that I had never been too, which was far far from my culture and what I perceived as "home" was a hard one but what a journey!
The next three months meant unlimited parties, a cool first job experience, continuous house hunting and appreciating a new culture.