I became 42 years old yesterday and received a lot of well-wishes from social media. This is a good time to summarise the year for me before I talk about what to look forward to in the new year in a week’s time.

a) Year started out quite rough.

2016 has been a fairly bad year for me. The year started out rough with my mum’s cancer diagnosis which was about the same time my second child was born. Fortunately, things stabilised sometime the first quarter of 2016 and things started to get better for me.

b) School

It was also a very ho-hum year for me in school. I probably made my worst academic mistake last semester when I went out of my comfort  zone to take subjects I was not completely equipped to deal with and got my ass-kicked for one lone subject.

Nevertheless, you only live once.