It's amazing the difference a few days can make to a persons general frame of mind. 2012 was a mixed year for me and for many people I hold dear, it wasn't all unrelenting bad news but sometimes it felt like it and with work being so hectic over the last couple of months I'd started to feel somewhat burnt out and fed up. For the last many years I've gone away for New Year to catch up with Dad and family but this year I've been based at home and initially that was another cause of despondency but it's turned out to be exactly the right decision. I'm slowly sorting out the chaos in my flat, have caught up with lots of friends, and generally feel like a new woman.
I'm not great at resolutions but this year I want to be more organised; tidier of mind and habit. I'm 40 this year so it's probably about time and it can't be a bad thing to know where I've left my chequebook - I wouldn't really miss the half crazed search through the piles of paperwork I engage in at bill induced intervals, and socks in pairs would be useful... On the other hand chances are it'll never stick.
Whatever happens it feels good to have drawn a line under the last year, I have a good feeling about the next one and on that note I'm off to read 'Pride and Prejudice' as my New Years treat.