December has finally arrived and with it the contemplation of what all was achieved this year and what promises the New Year will begin. Will it be better than this year? Will it help me achieve the things I want for myself?

Then my thoughts take me a step back to consider all the things that happened this year. This has been one eventful year for me and quite a learning moment as well. Experiences tend to break all the things that you take for granted and show you new ways to support yourself. The toughest lessons are learned; hearts are broken and with it comes a new sense and a new voice that pushes you up- hopefully not to crumble all over again (so quickly at least).

I can’t say that the lessons I’ve learned from this year are over yet. If I have changed and if I have become resilient, then yes the job is done. But if it’s not….ugh, don’t even want to think about that. I’ll retain my optimism for now and think about my expectations for next year…. which is mostly to survive.

But coming back to the first of December- what I truly love about it is the onset of winter. November did bring in some sporadic rain spells and clouds, but December brings these gorgeous plump grey clouds and cool winds that is my favorite thing about winter. Nothing beats rain of course, but I’ll take clouds and winds too!

Something about the winter beginning fills me up with joy and a part of me is disappointed when the year ends because then it means that I’ll have to wait a whole year for the winter to come again!
That means I’ll have to wait a whole year to gaze at the winter night skies that are filled with stars. Standing in the balcony on a winter night is an exquisite experience especially when the cool winds brush against me and cause me to shiver just a little. Oh and then there’s all the hot drinks that can hardly be enjoyed under the hot summer sun.

Bundling up in shawls and blankets with a hot cup of tea or coffee is another one of winter’s comforts. I can understand when some people say how sick they are of winters and snow, but hey they've never had to live without them. If they did, they would appreciate the pristine white blanket of snow around them and I’m not talking about snow blizzards!

December is also when the best movies come out. It’s the end of the year and every film industry decides to put out their best products out. I haven’t decided which movie I want to watch, hopefully there’ll be something I would want to watch.

As for my writing, I’m working on a few ideas and thinking about writing my very first Romance. The only issue I’m having with it is that I keep trying to add a fantasy element to it or a mystery at least. Or a horror….?

Nope, can’t do that.

Writing an all-out Romance will be quite a challenge and I’ll have to find a story arc that keeps me interested in my own work, something that I’ve never had trouble with when working on Horror or Fantasy.

Let’s see what happens…


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