Today on the New Year’s Eve when the world is celebrating the end of the current year and the beginning of the new year in clubs, discos and lavish parties. I opted to sit at home and reflect on the blessings I received in 2013. The year passed in the blink of an eye but for me during that blink numerous things happened for which I am really thankful to GOD.
2013 brought me amazing travel experiences during my four international trips to Poland, Czech Republic and Germany (twice). I achieved one of my biggest academic achievements till now in the form of a paper published in Nature Chemical Biology. I along with the other 3 members established regional student group in the United Kingdom for the Student Council, International Society for Computational Biology. Presented my first oral talk in a conference at EMBL, Heidelberg and managed to win 3 travel grants for attending conferences.
My blessings were not only in my professional life but also in my personal life. I made amazing new friends, found a partner and revived some of my hobbies which faded in the past. I attended more parties, leaving dos and get-together than ever. Now today when I take a helicopter view and look at the wheel of my life then I can see its quite balanced and I praise the Lord for it.