Sunday January 6, 2013
Never too late
LAST year was a time of many triumphs, fears and frustrations for many of us.
Personally, I managed to complete my novel-in-a-month for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, an event held worldwide every November) in spite of 22,000 words suddenly vanishing from my computer screen.
I still managed to submit it on time and receive my certificate, which was very fulfilling. That too, with the thought that it might be the only novel I write before the world ended!
That was a fear some of us had until after Dec 21 had come and gone! Seriously, I did not think it would happen!
Now it is 2013 and, once again, on top of my to-do list is a driving license. Every year, for the last oh-so-many years, I tell myself that I must get it. Then I convince myself Ė very successfully and I should say, conveniently Ė that I am too old for it. That is, until a few days back when I read in The Star about plucky people in their 60s achieving this very thing. The fear that I might take 20-something years to pass my driving test has prevented me from trying, even when I was younger. After reading about the brave folks, though, the thought has again crept into my mind.
Worldwide, 2012 was not too good for many. Political and economic upheavals and natural disasters in many countries brought distress in ways that one cannot just wipe away from memory or history. Let us hope and pray 2013 will be a better year for all of us.