Sunday, December 3, 2017

UPDATED: Expat News, Articles of Interest and Diary Events #16

We're into the home stretch now...! Can you believe it's December already? Where has the year gone? It's been one helluva year, that's for sure. I'm still reeling from the past eleven months and, as I mentioned in my last blog post on resilience, I can't help but think what else is in store for us before the year comes to a close.

It's feeling pretty festive already, though I've hardly noticed because I've had my nose to the grindstone. But it did come of leap out at me while I was at the airport a couple of nights ago. I think the Christmas trees and decorations around the arrivals area and the large crowds gave it that festive feel.

My family has been pressuring me to fly back to spend Christmas with them. Cyclone Ockhi and the tropical storm system that had battered through Sri Lanka a few days ago made them all the more adamant. But I'm kind of sitting on the fence with it because (a) this might be my last Christmas in Sri Lanka (b) if I go back I might actually have to make a decision about it because my family will probably want me to draw a line in the sand (c) I sort of want to book a holiday away with friends and press the pause button (d) part of me isn't feeling very festive at all, and (e) all this adulting is hard work (*sigh*)