It is that time of the year again, when one conventionally undertakes a bout of introspection and/or excessive navel-gazing. Of course, given the festive mood and the ting-ting of presents and indulgence, you will most likely end up rationalising things and find one way or the other to count your blessings, or be positive about what you’ve learnt.
Now, I don’t quite know if anyone really manages to do that without feeling a bit beat up about oneself. Given the human condition, it is rather easy to find something that went wrong/ not-so-well. Hence, I was never a fan of the year-end recap or new year resolutions. I tend to suffer a bout of being a bit more morose, anytime between February to June, when my mind starts on its own exercise of an annual introspection.
What is the point of postponing the thinking, one might ask? It is so that you can enjoy the year-end revelry to the maximum. Eat, drink and spend time and money on happiness. Pamper yourself, but remember to save. Spend some (but not a lot of) money on other people too. Spend time with people. Make little changes to your house/ office/ car to mark the festivities. Get rid of unwanted bits and ends.
Even if it is a bit impossible in Singapore (where all you get for Christmas is a thunderstorm), note the change in season and properly mark the passing of one more year. But with only one remark: that it was a year well spent, and hey, hello 2013. Save the contemplation for another month.
We hope you have a wonderful December.
Cheers, HEY KUMO.