Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 (after)

Well, 2008 is done now. It’s been a very complicated year, with lots of things to learn, many to endure and more to build upon. But all the worst for the better! I am confident that with enough work the new year will be excellent.


The new job I went to last spring proved to be much of a bluff. The way the job was presented to me proved to be very different from what I was met with when I actually got there. Mildly put, me and my employer had divergent aspirations, which lead to our paths diverging at the end of May. This adventure of mine caused a lot of things, one of which fatigue. I’ve learned my lesson, though. It’ll be a while before I set out on such adventures. And I’ll be ten times more careful next time.

Fortunately, I was able to go back to my old job. I may not be working on any of my dream projects on my day to day job now, but at least I do a job that I like, I work with people who understand the business at hand and which with I have a similar vision. I’ve had a lot to cover at my new old job, which only lead to more fatigue.

Financially I managed to keep some stability, in spite of all the challenges. This year was marked by renovating the apartment, which proved to be a lot more investment than I initially anticipated. But it’s all good now that it’s done. Mom came back home last May and it proved really hard for her to find a job. June was probably the worst month, since I didn’t get paid for my work in May, mom just came home and we were in mid-renovation. Coming back to my old job, rehabilitation was in full swing by August, and I was even able to afford some personal treats.

But I’m a lucky case, and I’ve everyone around me to thank for that. All my friends and family have provided me with support. Looking back it all seems to have been way too easy. (Not that I’m asking for worse.)

And Otherwise

2008 was also the year I started playing Magic and the year we’ve founded a group of Magic players in Iasi, who regularly meet to participate in internationally sanctioned tournaments. The game is nice, and it’s really good to have found something to enjoy offline. Participating in this community of players is also rewarding at times, and I enjoy working on this project as much as I enjoyed starting off Khrome, which (sadly) I haven’t paid enough attention to this year. I hope I’ll be able to compensate for that in 2009.

Looking forward to a good and happy new year.