I know, I know… this post is far too long over due. I should have posted this back in January, but never got around to it… So, better late than never I guess.
What can I say about 2009? First third was crappy, middle half was ok, and then the last third was fun. Why do I say this? Well, I was in India at the end of 08/start of 09 and when I got back I was laid off from work. Because of “these economic times” my company couldn’t afford to keep me on. So yeah, that made the year start off kinda crappy. This meant that I had to put a hold my house hunting process, and switch to a job hunting mode. The good news was that I managed to get a job at NYU in mid March, right around my birthday.
This started the “ok” middle part of the year… Basically lots of work at the new job, applying for grad school, searching for a house, and stuff like that. During this time, I found a place in Hoboken that I really liked, the interest rates were amazingly low, the price was right, and the gov’t was still giving out free money for buying a place. How could I refuse such a deal? I ended up getting the place at the end of May, and moved the first weekend in June.
The rest of the summer was spent going absolutely crazy at work thanks to NYU changing some policies. I can talk more about this insanity in another post, it deserves it’s own post. Also, moving and getting a place furnished and set up takes a lot of time and effort, never realized that before. So, by the end of the summer, I was pretty tired, and needed a break.
I took a nice two week vacation in Egypt. Not only did I get to see the pyramids and tons of culture there, I also got to spend two day floating down the Nile in a sail boat. But the highlight (other than pyramids) was spending a night out in the desert. I never thought that I would enjoy it this much, but it was fantastic. The night sky without any light pollution is an amazing thing to see. I could see a concentrated band of stars that makes up Milky Way. I so want to go back just to experience that again.
So, yes, Egypt was the start of the fun last third of the year. Soon after I got back, I found out that I got in Stern for a part-time MBA program I’m a student once again… And I finished the year off in Nashville, ringing in the New Years with my brother, sister-in-law and their friends down there.
I’m glad 2009 is over, it was a hectic/crazy year. I’m glad how it turned out in the end, had some awesome times during the year. And I’m hopeful that 2010 will continue from where the fun third of 2009 ended off at.