Tuesday, December 25, 2012

On this day....

...we're seven days away from the new year. And no, the world didn't end.

Guess the Mayans were wrong. Good for us.

The year 2012 hasn't been kind to me, except for the above fact. No matter how hard I try, my financial woes just won't leave me alone. I've had to make a lot of sacrifices in these last few months, but I guess I should consider myself lucky that I'm not bankrupt and my family's good. For now anyway.

Other than money, or lack of it to be precise, health problems cropped up. In mid-November, I was hit with the flu. Now, I'm the guy who rarely gets sick, but when I do, it lasts for a week. A flu is something I can beat with doctors and drugs, but the problem was what came after that: Indigestion.

Also known as dyspepsia, indigestion makes you feel nauseous after eating, or feeling full too early, which really isn't me at all. I needed two more visits to the doctor and over a week of drugs, and two more weeks of surviving the symptoms to finally come out of it. There were so many points during this time when I feared it was something more serious, but thank God I'm okay now. The trick is to watch what we eat and how we eat them. All this has made me realise even more that our health is something we can't take for granted, especially at our age. Once we hit forty and above, it'll get tougher and any stubbornness you may have about your health is gonna come back and bite you.

During this period, I had lost my mood for doing what I usually love to do. I lost so much time that I got left behind. This was most evident when I visited my comic book store to pick up my shipment, and it had tripled from the number that I usually see. Admittedly, I hadn't been spending enough time reading my books, and now it has made me more determined than ever to change that. New stuff is happening in the comic book world, and I have a lot of catching up to do. Perhaps that will be my new year's resolution, even though I never really made any of those in my life.

If there's one thing I want to pray for, as far as the new year is concerned, is for the ability to be more patient. My temper is getting the better of me. I have more frequent urges to just lose it these days. If only the world wasn't so filled with people who are absolute tools. Sigh. 

Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas. God speed.