I have been away from blogging for almost six months and hence I was a big deal for me to break the inertia to start writing a blog-post. But I had to break that inertia because I want to start writing again. And what can be a better day to restart my activity on blogosphere. Moreover, the past year was so full of internal joy, peace and happiness that it would be unfair if I do no cement my gifts from the past year by writing them here. This is a break from my usual New Year posts where I would write about some philosophical wisdom and will eventually decide to follow that philosophy. I think this is an apt change because a lot of times what happens with our lives is completely unexpected and not according to our plan.
Without further ado, let me now briefly talk about some of the most beautiful things which happened to me last year in no particular order. It should be noted that a lot of these things are related to each other in that one of these things was affected or influenced by the other or one led to the other.
1. Instructor at Virginia Tech
I was the instructor for ENGE 1215 (Foundations of Engineering-1) during Fall 2014. Teaching 56 beautiful students was very satisfying. I believe that I love someone when I am ready to go to any extent for their happiness and success, and I felt the same for each of my students. Moreover, it was extremely gratifying whenever any of my students told me that they enjoyed being in my class.
I believe friends occupy a very important aspect of my life. Last year I made a few friends who I can rely on in case of any need. If you are my friend and you are reading this, I promise you I will be with you every time you need me.
Last year, I was able to free myself with years of guilt and agony over my own self-identity. I tried to openly embrace who I am and it was a feeling like no other. I am extremely happy that I got the required support from the people around me to do this.
I along with my friend Hoa started a group at Virginia Tech to provide support to those people who identify themselves as part of sexual minority and were born and brought up in a non-American culture.
I have purposefully written only a few sentences under each of the above-mentioned headings. If you are interested in any of these aspects of my life, please feel free to talk more about it with me. I absolutely love talking about any of these things.
And to close it, I would just say:
“Life is beautiful and there is love in the air, enjoy the life and feel the love!”
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! :-)