I’m reluctant to encourage this tagging thing, but I have nothing else to write today. So this is Christmas, and what have I done. Was tagged by Blacker and Whackster. This year I had (and was fully absorbed by) a square job. I wasn’t that happy for a while, and the corporate life kinda sucked the life out of everything else I was doing, and was actually good at. However, in the last few months things have changed a lot and I think I can do more work that I love. By all objective measures, however, I think this has been a bad year, though I do feel like a marginally better person.
My first real memory of this year was walking into office on January 1st (for kiribath) and getting a text alert that the Tamil politician Maheshwaran had been killed in kovil. Which was an immediate downer. And the government pulled out of the cease-fire on the 3rd. And it’s been that kinda year. I have less (inflation-adjusted) money, (alcohol-adjusted) friends, and time. There are also significantly more spirits in the material world, and a lot more injustice floating around like smog. However, crisis is an opportunity to make changes you couldn’t make before, and I’m trying to take that. I think my personal life is OK, I don’t get in random drunken trouble all the time and I’m generally nice and supportive to the people around me. I’m pretty good with kids, attentive to elders and I treat women with respect, unless I’m flirting, and even then.
My personal life fell apart last year in the midst of a bad break-up and now I think it’s back together. I have fewer friends, but they’re more solid. I don’t go out as much, but so what. Now my working life is teetering, but it’s also given me opportunity to do stuff that was impossible before because of entrenched interests. Now it’s crisis and it’s possible to make fundamental changes. I’ve also slowly started reconciling what I want to do with my life to the ways the world works. God willing, that will be productive.
Anyways, this is some stuff I’ve done