2021 – The year it was for me

By | December 31, 2021

The year it was

I wanted to jot down some of my thoughts about how 2021 passed by. Stuck mostly at home this year, things that i did, learnt, achieved and also mistakes. I consider those under category Personal, Professional and Philosophical. The 3 Ps. Noting this down here so that I will have it to refer back. Nothing in detail, but high level points. Please reach out if you would like to connect on something that I have written here.

2021 - The year it was for me
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  1. I explored learning Carnatic music. (maybe its not for me)
  2. Did a road trip from Seattle to San Fransisco and back.
  3. Implemented some learnings from Bhagavadgita.
  4. Completed 4 Three day fasts (Am on the 3rd day of the 4th attempt as of now)
  5. Ran 100kms for 3 months (Aug -114, Sep – 103, and Oct -109).
  6. My son started going to in-person school.
  7. My wife’s art channel on Insta reach 1K followers.
  8. Got covid vaccinated.
  9. Lost a little more than 25 pounds.
  10. Gave up on Onion and Garlic (at home only) for the entire year.
  11. Survived not visiting family in India for 4 years.


  • Started the process of un-learn and learn concepts that help me in work.
  • I changed my job after 11 years with a single company.
  • Created working Airflow project for learning.
  • My first open source contribution to Soda.
  • My post on Selenide was featured in release notes.
  • Created a working example in Databricks for Soda.
  • Got couple of certifications. (Airflow and Azure)
  • Confused what should my next learning path be!


  • Bhagavdgita has had a great impact on me.
  • Focus on present actions. Result will come its way.
  • Work on things under my control and not worry about things that aren’t.
  • Introspect on myself in terms thoughts, actions and emotions. Helped me realize many of my mistakes.
  • Genuinely wish well for friends and family.
  • Procrastination is mainly because of fear of failure and I should learn to face the fear.
  • I am convinced that Bhagavdgita is book on How to Live and it’s also very hard to implement everything.
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2 thoughts on “2021 – The year it was for me

  1. Vishwamitra Mishra

    Great year inndeed Sir 🙂 . I would like to know more about the learnings and your experiences from Bhagwatgita. Looking forward to it.


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