Well this year I have left it a bit late, but hot on the heels of this email Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the Jewish New Year kicks off!
We come to the end of Yamim Nora'im, during which I really should have sent this email. Regardless, this email is really about forgiveness. I am fully aware that I am someone who at even the best of times can be at least irritating, or worse, self-righteous, arrogant, patronising and especially TARDY, etc. So this message is really apologising for all those shortcomings in general but also for any specific deeds that I may have committed throughout the year, I may have insulted your music taste, or danced too close to you, insulted your girlfriend/boyfriend/friend/mother/brother/father/dog/squirrel or perhaps bored you by telling for the umpteenth time how good Studio One and the books of Saul Bellow are.
Whatever is I might have done, I hope you can forgive me and if there is anything I can do to rectify any situation please message me and inform me! Regardless of whether you believe or agree with the religious importance of Yom Kippur, I still think this self-critique is important in evaluating last year to make the coming year even better.
I hope you have an incredible year, from the way my first week at SOAS is shaping up it looks like I have something really great coming my way, the joy of which I hope I can share with you.
May you be inscribed in the book of life.