Stroke of Midnight

Where were you when 2013 turned into 2014?

Partying? Browsing random pages on the internet? Travelling? Stuck in the traffic jam? Reading? Crying? Glued to the television? Cooking? Climbing a mountain? Making love? Peeing in your pants? Kissing a stranger? Shopping? Taking a walk? Swimming? Praying? Sleeping? Rowing a boat? Fighting a war? Abusing? Playing with your kids? Painting? Eating? Riding a horse? Staring at a wall? Or too drunk to remember? πŸ˜‰

This question is not to find out how lavishly or simply you spent your new year. It is also not to know if you celebrated the change of date at all. It is to ask yourself, that did you really want to be where you were. And if not, then what went wrong. Were you OK with where you landed up, could it be better, could it be worse? The intention is not to make you feel good or bad – but real.

A change of date it is, but also a beginning of something new. A time of the year when people are motivated to start afresh, to believe in them once again, that they can change for good, however crappy those resolutions may be. πŸ˜› If you really want to do something or meet a goal, you can do it any day of the year, but you will agree that 1st of January does give it a slight push.

I was at home with my family, waiting for the clock to struck 12, watching TV, playing cards, eating cake. πŸ˜› Given a choice, I would be roaming around on the roads. πŸ˜€ On a motor-bike, on my feet, on a bicycle or in a car, in that order of preference. That applies any day, not just the first day of the year, not strictly at 12 a.m.

What’s your story? You must be somewhere doing something that you did/did not want to do. You don’t have to write it down to tell the difference. I realize this post is full of question marks and a few questions. Anyway, Happy New Year to each one of you. πŸ™‚ May it turn out better than the last one!


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Ex-accountant. Now traveling, reading, writing and working in Rural India. Love paper crafts. Can walk miles for great coffee!

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