January 07, 2014

Hello 2014!

Wow it's been a while. Looking back, 2013 was a terrible year for my blog. I went from averaging 42 posts per year down to 2 for the entire last year. I am terribly sorry and I do apologize. I guess it was a combination of major life events (graduation, jobs, and relationships) and my own laziness that contributed to this great lack of content.

Since it's a new year, I figure I can make a public new year's resolution to blog more often. You heard me, 2014 is going to be a great year--I just know it.

I guess I can use this first post of 2014 to reflect back on 2013. Some key events include:
  1. Earning my Bachelor's Degree
  2. Being employed at Citrix Systems
    1. Moving to Florida for my new job
  3. Getting a stable relationship
I could dedicate twenty posts to each of the above topics as there is simply so much to talk about. So I'll try my best to condense it all into a few paragraphs.

My time at Brown was amazing. It had its share of ups and downs and I learned a great deal along the way. Certainly my overall outlook on life has changed many times throughout my undergraduate experience. And what is it currently? I'd say optimism is an apt description of my current mood. 

Towards the end of my college career, I discovered that I liked programming. I took two computer science classes (one for web developing and one for Java). Both of which were fantastic and ate up my weekends (in a good way). Which leads me to believe that college isn't about getting great grades or having fun (which isn't bad to do either), but rather about finding yourself. A bit cheesy, yes, but thanks to these two classes, I was able to create my own website, and even create a browser game!

I have been employed at Citrix for about seven months now. I recently graduated from the six-month New Hire Training program that they have here for college graduates. I feel as if I learned more in the past six months than my whole four years of college! Being part of a giant corporation is daunting at times, but I try to take it one day at a time. I'm generally a laid back informal type of person and trying to mold myself to fit into the formal business lifestyle has been a very enlightening and interesting journey.

Finally, I met a great girl who I really enjoy spending time with. I feel that the mere fact that I'm mentioning her in my personal blog is a milestone for me. Which is kind of weird seeing as how I wrote so many posts about relationships in the past. I recently visited her home in Vietnam and it was an incredibly enlightening journey (especially considering Asia was a part of my "future plans")

Anyways, I hope this serves as a good first post of the new year, I hope to post more often so as to keep track of my life and my feelings as I journey through life. I really like the sidebar description of my blog I wrote a long time ago--it really captures what I envision this blog to be.


On a side note, I never made a happy birthday post to my blog for 2013, but I guess as of today, my blog is about four and a half years old!