What really marks December and sets it apart from other months?
Or the impending feeling thereof.
December is that month when you think you will close your eyes, get tumble-dried and come out minty fresh the other side of the new year. Your life feels like a musical with promises of new hope, new beginnings, fewer mistakes and the odd Julie Andrews-on-a-hilltop-song thrown in.
There’s a lot of Hollywood inspired faith and love doing the rounds. And then, there is Christmas.
The spirit of Christmas, winter holidays (or is it just a love of liquor cake?), Julia Roberts/Kate Hudson rom-coms can drive even the most hard core atheist into a warm, fuzzy, believing mess (it’s almost like strategic warfare).
In that lulled state of happiness/winter/candy coma we then go on to resolve !
We resolve to read more, eat less, run more, worry less and generally come closer to Oprah’s version of 'how to be post-modern good'.
Who can resist the easy charm of Resolutions? They offer you a chance to discard your old selves and personalities.
Heavy Bangs and not working out was very 2010 of you!
This year shall be about evolved sartorial choices and well-timed epiphanies !
Except December is probably the vilest decoy ever. Fresh starts, resolutions, and haircuts can and should be taken any day of the year.
Hell ! 22nd April is as good a time as any !
So this year stuff yourself with cake, turkey and well-coordinated colour blocked layers.
But like a friend said, “December is like, a month long Friday”.
You’re too giddy to be making well thought out, sustainable decisions right now.
Wait until Tuesday.