Here we are on the cusp of a new year! Didn’t 2015 fly by fast?
Like many people, I find myself feeling a little reflective at year’s end as I look back and a little curious as I look forward. When I think about the year that has been I recall all the highs and lows, the successes and failures, the progress or lack thereof where some things are concerned. On balance, it has been a pretty good year for me without any spectacular happenings. But, as anyone who has experienced significant lows will tell you, uneventful is underrated. Mostly I just feel grateful for my family, for great friends and for all the good things and experiences that have come my way.
It seems natural too, to contemplate the coming year with that sense of curiosity I mentioned as we wonder what might happen in 2016. I’m hoping to launch my new novel in the first quarter of the year and have every intention of starting to write another not long after that. I’m hoping to eat well, work hard and continue to enjoy my family and friends.
What strikes me most about the end of an old year and the start of a new is how precious these new starts are. After all, tomorrow is really just another day and only takes on a special significance because of our imposed calendar. Yet the chance to start afresh can be motivating and freeing. Many people embrace the idea of making a New Year’s resolution (although according to some research only 8% of these people will keep this resolution) while others are just pleased to draw a veil over the previous twelve months and start with the proverbial clean slate at the outset of the next twelve. The author in me feels there must be some new characters in this concept somewhere!
Whatever your situation, I wish you all the very best for a wonderful 2016.