Hello December 2009

December seemed so far away in January. Everything was bright and sparkling clean then. There was hope. There was optimism. There was a certainty that things would be better than the previous year. And then procrastination got the better of us. There was always another month to accomplish what we set out to do.

Unbeknownst to us, the month of December stealthily crept upon us like a predator stalking its prey. Before we know it, the last month of the year is upon us, here and now. We are consumed by the guilt of not fulfilling the resolutions we made on the first day of the year. This is the month when the sins of omission come visiting and we have no place to hide from it.

There is nothing we can do but to acknowledge that December is here. This is the month of wrapping up, a, month of celebration and a month of reflection before we leap into 21st century’s last year of the first decade. There is one whole month to go through still. So, here is to all things nice in the final lap of 2009 before we sing Auld Lang Syne. But there is this one nagging question in my mind: What happened to the rest of 2009?

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

2 thoughts on “Hello December 2009”

  1. Well put! Its amazing how the days sneak by without us knowing.Yes, its almost the end of another year, another year older but not necessarily wiser! Its also as you put it ,a month for reflection and celebration.A lot of things happened to me this year,a lot of stress and a lot of contemplation and planning.I am glad another chapter of my life is over and another will begin.I look forward to 2010 with hope.

    I hope things turn out well for you. Lets give toast to an even better year next.

  2. I guess the rest of 2009 left us without us even noticing. =D Any plans for a 2009 blog meet? I might want to join. =D

    I am not aware of any blog meets for this month. Will let you know if there is any.

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