I’m glad you’re here.
Delhi’s metro is one of the world’s busiest networks, packing 8-coach trains that can give up to 2400 people a reliable schedule. For a writer at the intersection of games and tech, the number 2500 is massive. Thank you.
2021 was a difficult year.
Unlike last year, I’m not going to pen a long read. My takeaways from 2020 still apply but in a rough year, don’t beat yourself up over the circumstances. I couldn’t stick to half of my advice in 2021.
But growth is non-linear. Watch it compound as you put in the work.
I didn’t set concrete goals this time. I strapped in and enjoyed the ride.
A Game Pass subscription coupled with the kindness of game studios gave me 2021's greatest excuse: consuming content for “research.” The latter helped me work with talented minds from both journalism and the game industry at large. I wrote less this year but the little wins grew.
This year wasn’t about evening odds, it was about growing alongside them.
I’m happy to report that my sense of cautious optimism still burns.
Learning Japanese alongside a 9-to-5 job round off a year that has taught me a great deal about myself. Slowing down and taking a couple of detours helped me attempt to accept the losses around me. Despite the odds, some of my side projects were brought to life while others remain dreams (cough, Orijinns).
Don’t be too hard on yourselves as you work towards your goals.
I hope things are different in 2022. Either way, we move. We learn.
Your presence keeps me going. As for your dreams, godspeed.