Aaaand this is my 50th blog update of the year!
With this post, I have now updated my blog 50 times annually for 14 straight years! I guess it is fair to say I have been consistent with my blog updates longer than most of your relationships. In fact, I've even blogging longer than most marriages out there, lolz.
I even know a couple of people who started reading my blog when they were single, got married, some had kids while others didn't, and then got divorced, and are now reading this very blog post as a single once again, lolz :D Ah the circle of life. :P
So, yeah, don't you dare make fun of my single status :D :P
This year had been good to me. The biggest milestone of this year for me was perhaps when I finally completed my gratuity (5 years employment) at a Corporation, and so it was finally time to hang up my boots and say goodbye to the Corporate World.
I've always wanted to complete working for 5 years somewhere, and I almost had that chance when I was at an Advertising agency. After slogging my ass off for 4 years and 10 months as a Copywriter, there was this sudden golden opportunity to create our own gaming Start-Up, with complete investor backing and mentorship from the best incubators in India.
It was a "now or never" moment. I could have just let that train pass and continued working as a Copywriter for another 2 months and get my gratuity, or I could quit right then and venture down a new path of game designing and face the unforeseeable future with my fingers crossed. I finally decided to do the latter, and it had been a dream ride since then.
After 2 years of being a Co-Founder of our own little Start-Up, we got acquired and after 5 more years of working as a Game Designer, I could finally retire from the Corporate World, with enough experience in both Digital Advertising & Marketing along with Game Designing and Production.
Next year onwards, a new chapter of my life will begin. I'll definitely be updating you all on my blog. But before I take on my family business related projects, I also plan to tour Mizoram along with some of the Myanmar border towns and get to know my own roots, something that I have never done in my life before, so get ready for a series of interesting travelogue next year.
So here is me wishing you all a very Happy New Year on this last day of the year, and may the next year bring much fortune and prosperity to you all. Love you all everyone, cheers!