2015 – A year of new beginnings
We’re half way through December, and 2015 is about to come to a close with just a few days left. So for those celebrating Christmas and/or the New Year, wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy new year 2016!
First of all, sorry for not writing anything in a long time. Final year is really taking priority – as it should – these days. I’ll try write a few things here and there but no promises.
For me personally, 2015 has been a year of new beginnings. The year started off with a period of time where we were without a home and sharing a house with our very generous friends, while waiting for the flat we had bought to be built so that we could move in. The flat was finally completed on 16th February and that was the day we moved in. Without a doubt, the first three months of this year were the hardest to cope with. I had multiple university deadlines and on top of that, having to settle in a newly built home. The internet itself took months to arrive!
However, as April came my extended family came over to UK for a holiday and we showed them around London and even took them to the area around Devon. Just a long weekend break at a beach in England. With my Dad driving a 16 seater minibus and me on the photographers duty, what could go wrong? It was a wonderful way to start the summer that was going to be very exciting.
In April, I had also applied to visit Sri Lanka on behalf of University for a project that I am currently running. This was the first time I was going to go to a country that was not UK or India (and a city, Paris) and that too all alone. So in June, after getting accepted and getting the expenses paid by the university, I was very excited but nervous to start this trip. But I had the courage to go there and do something I am not comfortable with. And I can really say, that trip has changed my life (you can read about it in my other blog posts). I used to not be able to talk with people around me as easily before I visited however, since coming back I have realised that the fear is in my head and if I don’t do it, I can’t blame anyone else but me. I have found out that I can go to trips on my own and it is sometimes better being by yourself. Not everyone out there is trying to rip you off or screw you, there are some realistically genuine people out there and you have to get out of your bubble to experience that.
After coming back from my trip to Sri Lanka and India, I spent most of my summer working, which was very uneventful. There wasn’t much that I did but just having something to keep a mind on is very helpful after coming back from a wonderful holiday.
In September, I started my final year at the University studying Computer Science. And I have taken a lot of responsibilities/extra curricular activities which I should have taken a year ago but I don’t regret them a single bit. Alongside the final year project, I have like multiple things going on which I really want to dedicate my full attention to, but it is just half a year more before I graduate so lets postpone it until then 🙂
This year has also made me realise that I really enjoy photography. It has always been one of my favourite hobbies (it used to be coding but my degree made me realise otherwise :P). I have been learning on how to get better with the camera and I have taken some pretty good photos! And I really want to do something to take my hobby further. I have been trying to upload all my best pieces of work on this website and that should happen as soon as I get some time.
So if any of you have any small, little photography jobs, I would love to do them (I’m too nervous to do big jobs!) contact me at ‘me [a] mithilesh.eu’ replace [a] with @ or through the contact me page on this website!
Once again, wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!