I’ve never been a great fan of New Year’s eve – all that enforced jollity and having to look as though everyone’s having a desperately good time. Quite often, I’ve avoided the big parties and spent New Year’s eve with a loved one or a few good friends in a quiet cottage somewhere, most definitely those have been my favourite NYE’s. And don’t tell anyone, but I don’t always stay up until midnight 😉
Of course, it is inevitably a time of refletion, looking back at what we’ve achieved in the year, and the sadness of recalling what we have lost. And then there are always the New Year’s resolutions – ooh, do tell me, what are yours??
A new year, a new beginning, another chance to improve and reinvent ourselves by resolving to be better, kinder, busier, less busy, healthier etc etc.
I find myself in an interesting position this year for two reasons:
1) last year I had one resolution which worked rather well; and
2) having had my 40th birthday this year (I know, I know, I’m not really supposed to tell anyone that…), I have already spent a lot of time reflecting on what I’ve done, what I haven’t done and what I’d like to do, as well as thinking a lot about who I am and what I want. Not sure I’ve really worked that one out yet, but that’s a blog post for another day.
So if anything, New Year feels as though it’s come a little too soon. So do I avoid New Year’s resolutions altogether or do I simply repeat last year’s?
I think I’ll do the latter, which was (in case you’re interested) to do or try something new every day. And in 2011 (in case you’re interested) I think I’ll write a diary-type blog to record what each new thing is. I’m not sure I’ll resolve to write in it each and every single day though, that might just be a step too far……
Hopefully, that resolution will be as interesting in 2011 as it has been in 2010 🙂 xxxx