A Year That Was: 3 Benefits of Year-End Self-Review

An unexamined life is not worth living. ~ Socrates As of this writing, exactly a week from now, another year will end.In the past, during this month of December, I’m busy buying gifts for people, at home, workplace, friends, relatives, etc., and busy attending several parties. However, this year is different. I attended only one party, and I didn’t spend a lot of time buying gifts. Instead, I spent my time mostly at home, with my son and husband, just hanging out and living simply like an ordinary day.Nowadays, I don’t see this time of the year as I used to see it before. And because of such change, a time without the haste of parties and gift buying/giving, I was able to have time to think and reflect about my year, my life, and life in general.Today, while walking calmly in our garden, enjoying my time alone and with bonsai trees, a question appeared in my mind: how was my year?As I recall the events in my life during the year, it made me realized the following … [Read more...]