2017 Really Tough, Really Sad But Not Quite Bad

2017년 12월 31일


I really don’t know what to say in this post. I remember how excited I was to begin 2017 and now it’s ending and I’m not really feeling it.

Then, I thought of why I’ve always preferred the New Year celebration more than Christmas. New Year has a new sense of hope to it. It’s so festive even though I really hate the noise (but obviously, it is not quite as loud as it used to be the previous years). I appreciate how everyone is having the time of their lives anywhere else in the world (or maybe not really).

But, just like any other year, it is the day that gives me so much nostalgia. I’m always in the middle of looking forward to better days ahead and going back to the good old days. But that’s also what I love most about New Year. It gives me the feeling of living in the past, the present and the future—all at the same time. It’s still 2017 here and I’m living in the now but in a couple of hours, in some countries, it will already be 2018 and I will be left behind in the past. In a couple more hours, it will be 2018 here and it will still be 2017 in other countries and that makes me ahead of time. What a concept, right? It is like a traffic light that will give you a moment to stop and live in the moment—while contemplating about the past and thinking about the future.

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