We are halfway through 2016, and already this year has been full of big changes for me on several levels.

After nearly 3 years (including my Summer internship) at LinkedIn I left the company and joined Uber in May 2016.

“There are three things we cry for in life: things that are lost, things that are found, and things that are magnificent.” — Douglas Coupland

I cried on my last day at LinkedIn. And it was because of those three things that Douglas mentioned (and perhaps more): I had to say goodbye to some great coworkers, I found amazing friends while at LinkedIn, and the entire experience of working for LinkedIn was magnificent.

All that being said I love my new job at Uber and am extremely happy at this company!

I’m more fit than I was at the beginning of 2016.

I started lifting more seriously around February 2016 and definitely feel stronger. In the past I used to focus on a few specific body parts while ignoring/not really caring about the others. I made a conscious effort to change this and can already see/feel the benefits. The blisters on my palms have only gotten worse though :(.

I’ve started running more as well. I’ve gone from struggling to run 3 miles at the beginning of 2016 to being able to run 8 miles (my longest run was 10 miles on 07/06/2016) without any problems. This wouldn’t have been possible without the changes I made to my diet.

My love, appreciation, and respect for my family and friends has increased. Thank you for everything. You mean the world to me. I’m incredibly lucky to have people like you in my life.

In April 2016 I decided to become an atheist. Prior to that I was a Hindu. It took a lot of thinking and self-reflection for me to make this decision, and I don’t think I’m quite ready to talk about it publicly on this blog yet. If you’re interested in why I made this change feel free to message me or talk to me in person.

I’ve started using hair styling products. Because why not? 🙂

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