It certainly feels like a time of change. The weather has mellowed, we're in the middle of renovations, there are a few long-term colleagues moving on from my team at the moment, one of my favourite magazines is closing down, and several TV shows I like are not being renewed.
I suppose that is true every year, but this year it seems more obvious to me, more of these factors aligning and occurring at the same time. Even a couple of my friends have commented on it.
I'm not one to make New Year resolutions, and I don't plan to start now. But beneath the pain that accompanies pain, there is a sense of hope. I can feel it deep down.
There are also some changes I want to make. Nothing drastic or life-changing, but a few things I am working towards. Baby steps. Which is where the 'Patience' part probably comes into play. These changes will take time to come into effect, but I think I will be pleased with it all.
I wouldn't mind some of that prosperity happening either.
Gong xi fa cai.