In all my years of working, I never had a month off to reflect on the year until this year.

self reflection

What is so different about this year?

Well, with Covid, there is not much work out there and all of us have ample annual leaves, which we’re being asked to use up.

Fair enough. I need the time to unwind. My last holiday was 365 days ago.

2022 is going to be interesting. As I write this, the new Covid variant, Omicron, has decided to visit us. Will countries go into self lock down again?

Today I stumbled upon this quote by Henry David Thoreau:

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,

and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined,

he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary;

new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him;

or old laws will be expanded and interpreted in his favour in a more liberal sense,

and he will live with a license of a higher order of things.

– Henry David Thoreau

Cease worrying. Make plans for the future. Just remember that in the end, it’s God that makes the plans that we think we’ve made.