Wednesday, December 30, 2009

As time goes by, 2009 is almost gone

Regarding this beautiful song that is the soundtrack of Casablanca this year is almost over and the time went quite fast this year. One year ago I posted what 2008 gave to me and now I’m going to do the same, in order to look behind and try to learn about this year, so let me introduce to my 2009:

  • Back to home: As 2008 began with me outside home, 2009 began with me in home. Somebody can think that I’m going like the crab, backwards. But for me is like going back to my beginnings, using this time to think and take decisions about my life and realizing what I want to do with my life.
  • Realizing what I want: Most of this year I worked in a bank. If I have to be honest I did it to do something, the idea was cool at the beginning, it seemed like I will learn a lot, as I did, the payment wasn’t good at all but I did it. It brought to me an upgrade in the way that software is been doing now (and also some ideas for our project), I saved some money and the most important thing that this job gave me is the fact that I don’t want to work as developer again. Why? because I realize that I want to change the world and selling my time to the richest person in my country only to become him richer is not going to help. Then after 9 months I quitted but with the promise to don’t do it again because the next job that I will have is one that I will enjoy :)
  • Back to the university: In march I started to study a Diploma about Business Intelligence, that so far didn’t fulfill my expectances, but that gave me several ideas. During this time (March to June) I received great news: My University gave me a Scholarship to study a Master. Last year I read my first book of Paulo Coelho –The Alchemist- and learnt this “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” . Before reading this book my mind was having a lot of ideas, maybe the fact that did not have TV or a full Internet connection helped in that, and one of those ideas is the one that I proposed for my Master Thesis. Now I realize that I was thinking a lot in that idea, reading about it, defining mental maps, etc, and now I can research on that and define in a more engineer way, everything for change the world :), I just needed the nudge to make it true, to make it real. Also I’m taking French classes, I have something with France, I want to live there. So I’m also achieving this dream, step by step, first learning the language, then finding an University there…. time will show me the options :)
  • Venture: As a Birthday present I received the invitation to join an incredible project that will improve people’s life, and also mine. Alex, Vlad and me were defining a lot of requirements for the project during all this year and next is going to be the time when we will put the words in code and show it. The last months, since August, what I did was listen and give ideas, but for sure next year is going to be when I will show my magic :P .
  • Journey: When you are out of your country you travel a lot because you want to know everything about the place where you are, even if you don’t know anything about your country. That happened to me, so I proposed a goal, know better my country before leave it again. That is what I did in 2009, travel more than ever through my home, then when I leave it I will be able to tell to the people the beauty of it :)
  • Loneliness: This year is the one when I have felt more lonely; not having a relationship, going from home to work and from work to home, friends living their lives were the causes of my feeling of loneliness. This is one of the reasons of why I only wrote 33 posts this year, compared to the 61 in 4 months of the last one, don’t having a source of inspiration and some bad feelings around don’t bring me a lot of ideas to blog… But not everything in loneliness is bad, this also has given to me the time to watch and enjoy a lot of movies, the time for reading a lot of books and to set up my mind for the challenges ahead. The night is always darkest before the dawn and in this holidays I’ve been quite alone, so maybe it is the time for my sunrise, for me to be there for people and vice versa.

Those have been the milestones of my life this year; good or bad the fact is that 2009 is almost over, the future is ahead us and we only have one life to live, so I will LIVE in 2010 hoping that will be better than the last one and that all my dreams will become true. Also I want to wish you, my dear reader, a Happy New Year and hoping that your dreams and hopes will take place this year, the first year of the second decade of the second millennium.

Pd. This song describes some of the things that happened to me this year :)

The more you see, the less you know
The less you find out as you go
I knew much more then than I do now

Me and my flag

Nothing will change the fact that I’m here and that I have to change my lovely country :)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Xmas Time

So far another year is finishing, this year was quite short, maybe because I was bored and the monotony was my life style. Despite that, Christmas has arrived to town and happiness is in the air. One year ago I wrote some thoughts for this season that I want to remember this year. In this brief message I just want to wish you, my dear reader, an incredible time, that happiness fill your heart with all the good feelings that this season brings, I hope that you will enjoy this moment with your beloved people and that the peace and joy of this time be with you and your close persons.

Merry Christmas to all of you :)


Me and the snow during the Christmas time in Colombia :P

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Clouds of Posts

Hi there :) Today I was playing with this page. Here you can create "Word clouds" that is an excellent way to view the whole content of a text at once and with the relevance of the words. Next I wll show you some clouds that I've done with the latest posts. Hope that you will enjoy it as I do :)