It is my custom to write a reflection to end each year before stepping into the new year ahead. But during the end of 2014, I was on a brief vacation in a Southeast Asian country, and it was already past the threshold of the new year by the time I returned. As a result, I missed the reflection all together. But it's now the Chinese New Year (thank God for the ridiculousness of multiple new years within a year!), so I'm seizing a second chance to make up for this neglect.
This seems to be a question I often hear Catholics asking one another, especially those of the younger generation. There are also times when youth ministers kickstart some sort of campaigns on "giving up something for Lent".