Every family has its set of cherished memories. And for us, this was the new year’s eve celebrations at Lions Club.
My dad was the center of attraction at all club events. I distinctly remember how difficult it was for us to trace him at such events. You could always spot him talking to people, listening to people, or simply being with them. And people really liked being with him – he was a very likeable man – such as I could only wish to be.
- Agam and my fabulous Europe vacation that started in 2009 and blended well into 2010. Our New Year’s eve was in the Marriott in Rome, right by the Bolognese Gardens and our first day of the New Year was spent in the Vatican. A magical vacation – one that I will never forget.
- Agam moved to California and joined Google – and thereafter life became simpler.
- Agam and I got married; we arranged our own wedding reception. People flew in from different parts of the country – and we all rejoiced to celebrate a union that many had been waiting for.
- D happened.
- Harvard Leadership Essentials – my first stint with Case study model of learning. Loved it and looking forward to more of it in the coming years. Thanks to D for making this happen. I wish I could reinforce this method of teaching across all disciplines.
- A month with my loved ones – My Dad’s departure from this world gave me the opportunity to spend a month in India with my loved ones. I am glad I could be there and share my sorrow with them. I realized how brave my Dad has made all of us. We are the brave trio – my Mom, my Sis and Me.
- An extended family that came just in time – my in-laws. The time I spent with Momma, PapaG and Baba in Gurgaon, will always remind me of how love can heal the deepest wound. I felt like someone planned it all to lift me from the cave of grief, and place me in this cocoon of love and warmth. I cherish the morning breakfasts, the intense conversations about the latest in the newspapers, the interesting stories, and most importantly, the never ending affection.
- A good project with a good team. Painful commuting – but it all seems so worth it when I am on the ground. I enjoy driving teams – I enjoy sharing their pain and their jubilations. I enjoy solving issues with them and mostly I enjoy building a relationship with each one of my team members.
- I lost my Dad
In the game of life, all my highs evened out against my low. But l am still thankful, for the balance that exists in our lives. May this equilibrium continue to exist !