September 9, 2013
2012 was a year of no new blog posts. But it was also one of the most eventful years I’ve had in a long time.
The new year had started out much like the year before it. I had settled into a comfortable routine of sorts, but one that had started making me uncomfortable. I had been at Morgan Stanley for more than four years, and I had learned a lot during my time there, but a sense of disillusionment and a desire to do something else had been gnawing away at me, and that feeling was becoming impossible to ignore.
Fast forward to May, and I was sitting in a conference room overlooking Millennium Park on the 25th floor of a building in downtown Chicago for my first week of orientation as a ThoughtWorker. I would be based out of the New York office, but I’d be traveling during the week to various client locations across the country to work on software projects. Flying twice a week, every week. Working on completely new projects in different industries every six months or so. Things were looking good.
In the midst of all this, I had also met Divya. We had started hanging out on weekends and talking to each other quite a bit. We both really liked each other and things just clicked, so during the Labor Day weekend in September (almost exactly a year ago now), we got engaged and decided to get married in February. Things were looking even better.
It’s been just over a year since all of this happened, and looking back, I find it amazing how quickly and unexpectedly my life changed over the course of those few months. It was like hitting the reboot switch and waking up to something completely different.
For the last couple of months, I’ve been making tiny tweaks to the design of this blog, with the intention of making it a home for my thoughts on all things — technology, life, and miscellany, again.
It’s time to get started.