Its Christmas no more. With a tinge of sadness and hesitation, I have just taken down the tree this afternoon. The season of giving and receiving presents, as the secular world sees it, is over. Yet, I continue to reminisce the somewhat sweet and unforgettable events surrounding me from early November to the New Year.
The school vacation brought much relief to both my children and I as we eagerly awaited the family vacation in December. Besides, getting my first iPhone was a significant moment as it seemed to have opened a new door. But meeting my college friends was the finale for me. I had celebrated the end of 2012 on a high note, raring for another one to arrive soon. But its time to move on and look forward to another year.
Reality-wise, I have to forget the past for the sake of my future and my family. That's what this post is all about; looking forward. Much as I want to hold on to certain things, I know it isn't going to work. I've come so far and I can't let it break my future. I've been smiling recently but its plain wishful thinking.
With mixed feelings, I keep telling myself not to lose sight of what God has already given me. I hope to live well for 2013 and be contented. Am I speaking in riddles? Apologies, my readers. I am speaking to myself. I know everything but you don't.
I look around and count my blessings. Though this week didn't go well at home, I won't despair. The new year has just begun so I'll do my best to make it count. For my loved ones and myself. I wish the same for you too. If the past returns, get real. No one says its going to be easy. I haven't conquered my past yet but I'm going to try. Let's look forward.