Once the hangover clears and the mind unclogs from the excessive smoke and drink of December 31, the heartbeat quickens and the real world emerges once again…
This is a New Year and a New Dawn. A new journey into the known and unknown begins with hope and optimism. But there is always a sense of fear as there are many goals to be achieved and many resolutions to be kept.
Oh damn why are we getting serious on what lies ahead? Are we in Iceland or something where with a population of just over 330,000 people who rarely get a glimpse of the sun and have to eat that rotting reindeer for sustenance.
The Icelanders are used to it. And they are never morose. They do well in football too.
Come on, get the smile back on the dial and take on the year chin up and upright.
Worried about the resolutions? If you can do it, then do it. The festivities of the night before are still fresh in your mind. Yes, the smell of cigarettes is still bothering you and the tongue tasting of the copious amount of hard liquids consumed throughout the night.
Come on, firm up and face it. If not today then in a few days those resolutions will be a distant dream and will only come closer when the year ends.
Mr Guilty stares rudely when you say just one for the hangover but then it’s up to you. This dilemma is a test. If you fail it, then you are back to square one. Else “Eat, Drink and be Merry for Tomorrow We Die”.
With due apologies to those bravehearts who fight the Devil with a resolute spirit, the weak-willed always succumb to Mr Temptation. That aside, most souls plan to be different in the New Year and approach life with positive intent. This is when Mr Lazybones and Mr Busy step in.
This combination can break the resolve of even the strongest. Even if there is a glimmer of hope, it is quashed by Mr Routine. This Mr Routine is an industrious fellow whose only aim is to keep people on their toes day in and day out. He always beats Mr Time and ensures that there is no free time available for humans. That is not all. There are husbands, wives and kids whose demands increase by the day. Then there is WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and what have you.
That brings us back to square one. New Year, New Start. It’s easy. Win over Mr Guilty, Mr Temptation, Mr Lazybones, Mr Busy and Mr Routine, among others, then you can see the path and the light.
Oh well, life goes on…