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I hope you have made it safely into 2017, my friends!
Currently, I am going back and forth between having peaceful thought about a new year and having very hateful thoughts about the inventor of the new year's kiss, and trying to find out where the guy lives so that I can make his life miserable.
Why all that hate? Well, because WHY would you invent a tradition that involves kissing all kinds of strangers in the middle of flu-season? that's just the evilest thing I can imagine! And as a result, Joost and I are down with a very impressive collection of flu's ( and mind you, I even got a flu shot this year), and take turns in keeping each other up at night with our symphonies of coughing, snottering and cursing our own -and each other's- existence.
But well, back to the peaceful thoughts, and from that into a big topic that always resurfaces around new years eve: new year's resolutions.
I've loved them, I've hated them, and now I'm growing older (well...) I'm kind of settling for a position in the middle: resolutions and goals show that you are able to reflect on your own being, and are willing to grow and improve yourself. So let's embrace it. But there shouldn't be a strict deadline on improving yourself. Also, I think there is an important difference between wanting to improve yourself, or wanting to fit in to an expectation that is just not you. And last: failing is part of learning. So already completely cocked up your resolutions? Great, that's the first lesson, so don't despair just yet!
|resolution: being more attentive to the beauty around me.|
(my favourite photo of 2016: the harbour of Iraklion with fish swimming (unfiltered)