Goodbye 2010! Hello 2011! Yeah I know, this post is already a week late, but then again this blog wouldn’t be Idlectic if my posts were on time. Anyway, we have again survived another year of ups and downs. We laughed, we cried, we felt pain, we caused pain, we triumphed, we failed, we have undergone the perennial phase of change. I can cram a lot of new year quotes and phrases but that would be monotonous. And I might find it too boring to write and boring to read. So I won’t. Instead, I’ll write about 2010 from my point of view, and my perception of 2011; It’s probably more boring but I’m going to write it anyway.
Last year for me has been one of the most life-changing years of my life, yet. I’ve made some tough decisions that for some may look too risky to even think about, others might find it stupid to begin with. I met a whole bunch of new people who I eventually became friends with, some of whom I still keep in constant communication. I learned a whole lot about work, what to do and what not to do. I learned to play table-tennis a little better. I found out the hard way that being a producer and a designer at the same time sucks blood out of your brain. But most of all, I learned that to follow your dreams, you have to make sacrifices.
A new year means a new hope for most people. A new beginning that brings with it a new set of challenges. For others, it’s just the same old shit in a different calendar year. Personally, a new year for me means looking forward to what’s going to happen and greet it with open arms. Fact of the matter is, no matter how much you plan for the future, it can always surprise you. Life has no save games, no checkpoints, no loading screens, just a linear storyline that you can ride along with. Once you make mistakes, there is no turning back. All you can do is turn the page and move forward. We may have been happy or hurt back in 2010, but what ever the case may be, life goes on in 2011.