This Next Year

Hello World

January 28, 2019

After years of contemplation and building websites for the rest of the world, I finally managed to get my own website live. This is my first post, very aptly titled Hello World. In this post, I’ll go over a few things. How last year was, how I hope this year will be and why I finally decided to write my own blog.

This Past Year

From being in the kind of relationship that you want to last a lifetime (and then some more) to being in a position where you don’t know if you’re going to be friends with a same person a week from then. From taking a job that seemed like the next best step to it turning out to be an absolute snoozefest where you feel like you won’t grow no matter how long you stay. Last year, was filled with learnings. I learned so much about myself (mostly my flaws), about dealing with other people (both on a personal and professional level) and about accepting who you are and then taking it from there.

Hello World Tattoo

I also got a tattoo!

This Next Year

I hope that this year will mostly be me (successfully) working on those learnings. I am going to list down three things that I’d like to be better at by the end of the year.

  1. I’d like to be able to be happy within myself. What I mean by this is, I’d like to be able to be happy on my own without depending on anyone else for my happiness. Why? Last year, I learned that unless you’re truly happy within yourself, you can never really be completely happy with the other aspects (work, relationships) of your life.
  2. I’d like to be able to just be. What do I mean by this? I can never just be, not doing anything. I’d like to get to a point where I can just be by myself and not be bothered about the fact that I am doing anything productive.
  3. I’d like to pick something up that doesn’t involve using a computer. A hobby. Could be anything really. Ideally though, something that helps me improve my fitness because that’s another thing I’d like to work on but I am only allowing myself 3 things here.

Why a blog? Why now?

To be honest, I don’t really know. It’s more out of hope than anything else. I am hoping that writing this blog holds me accountable. I am hoping that knowing the fact that people would be reading these posts leads to me actually making an effort to get these things done. Perhaps even going out of my way to make sure that I act on them.

And maybe, I am hoping that it helps someone out there who is feeling the same way, just by knowing the fact that they’re not alone. I mean it, you are not alone and I am always here for you if you ever need someone to talk to. :)

Faraz Patankar

Life, work and everything in between by Faraz Patankar.