Welcoming December

Well, it’s December next week, and that makes me happy. And no, it has absolutely nothing to do with christmas or anything like that (though I’ll admit that I’m looking forward to christmas day because Doctor Who’s on). It makes me happy because it means that this year’s almost over.

On a personal level a big chunk of this year has been a stinker. In March my four year relationship came to an unexpected and abrupt end (this actually turned out to be a good thing), and I’ve certainly found out who my friends are – that’s been a surprising lesson to learn. As a result I’ve spent far too much time this year being disappointed or cross or both. The sad thing is that a considerable chunk of that has been with people who I thought were friends. I have certainly lived and learned.
Thankfully it’s not all been bad. On a professional level things have gone great. I’ve been writing well and frequently and I’ve a good number of exciting things to look forward to.
And that’s my point. It’s good to have things to look forward to. Like next year. And as we approach December it feels like, finally, I’m almost there, and in a better position to deal with all it will have to offer.

10 Comments on “Welcoming December

  1.  by  Sophie Playle

    Glad to hear you are feeling so positive! Big life changes can often be hard (especially when we are not the ones initiating them) but, ya know, silver linings and all…

  2.  by  Sarah Hilary

    Thank you for this uplifting post, Nik. 2009 was a hell of a year for lots of people I know (including myself) but it's good to pause and reflect, and to take time to be positive about the changes. I'm very glad you're able to do this, and it prompted me to do the same, so thank you.

  3.  by  Nik Perring

    Thanks everybody. And best wishes to you all too. I know I'm not the only one who's had a bit of a tough time this year – it's been rotten for far too many nice people. Here's to a wonderful 2010 – and it's nearly here, innit!Nik

  4.  by  Janette Jones

    I think in some way or another it's been a pretty crap year for most people. My friend ended a relationship at the start of this year and now she's happily with another, so living proof you can turn your life around.You are such a positive fella that good things are bound to happen to you and hopefully 2010 is your year!And yes Dr Who on Christmas Day – highlight of my social calendar!

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