It should be a time of new beginnings. Of new resolutions and resoluteness.
For me it seems to be more like a rehashing. The papers are full of recaps of 2012. My 'to do' list is a series of 2012 things: this tax return schedule, that quarterly payment. Starting fresh seems impossible faced with these things.
I could resolve to handle such things better in 2013. But, the fact is, given the available information and my advancing age, I did all right. I guess.
In the past I made resolutions about exercise, diet, organization, money, writing, reading, volunteering, friendships, time management as well as strange and obscure ones about riding the bus or learning to play Bridge.
It bores me to think about it.
I don't want to resolve to write here every day. (I'd probably blow that one tomorrow.) I don't want to resolve to keep up my other blog (Austin, TX Daily Photo) that I have faithfully executed for over five years. I might just end that one, too. I certainly don't want to resolve to keep up on facebook, twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus or any other social media.
So I think this will be it.
I resolve to live fully in the moment at hand as best I can and to do things a little differently every day to shake things up.
Meanwhile there is a long list of those 'to do' things I can't avoid. So I'll just do some of them.
It's been fun with Holidailies, really, with an outside 'force' making me write something. I also took time to read samples from other blogs. That was good. Thanks to Chip and Jette and the reader's panel for the work. Goodbye to all that for at least a year and to 2012.