Happy New Year! We are in January again, another year.
Last week, I went for a 2-hour drive out of Sydney to Hunter Valley, where I spent two nights in a small cottage with some wild Kangaroos and a big bonfire. Up there I thought about 2015 and 2016 that was just around the corner. As I am/was so much more mature now (ahem!) and I was ready for something big and exciting in 2016, I kinda hoped that nature would give some inspiration or some kind of epiphany during those moments. None.
Instead, yesterday, when I least expected it, the second day of the new year (my little sister’s birthday. Happy Birthday sister!) between the steps of my afternoon jog and a podcast from “Jonathan Field: Good Life Project” that I listened to while I jogged. I had a new insight. In that podcast he was talking about closing the books. Just like how any company would work, that by the end of the year, they would close the books of the year; pending invoices lined up to be paid, things to be reconciled, the finance of the year to be reviewed and reported, and then to close it, to close the books of the year. No matter what.
So that’s what I did last night. I walked through the whole year of 2015. I remembered vividly the times I had to let go, the times of big surprises, disappointments, adventures, and also, times I moved forward, times I made decisions and what I have learned.
Nothing left to be done, nothing left to dwell on or ponder about. 2015 has left me. I have done what I could. I am closing the books, I am closing 2015. I felt so happy and so light.
Now with fresh inspirations and new hope, I am ready. 2016, bring it on!