HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Celebrate what I hear you ask? The old year wasn't so good for many people and we are all getting older.What is there to celebrate?
The New Year brings a sense of anticipation, of things yet to be and endless possibilities. For some people this could be new relationships, for others it might be new jobs. The optimist in me views the future as a blank page and it is for me to write my future. I don't have expectations of winning the lottery or of being discovered as a wonderful new talent. I can enact small changes in my life and make some choices. But for me it is realistic change, not the media babble sold to the young that everything is possible. It isn't. I can break the 10 second barrier for the 100 metres only if I fell off a cliff. Nor will I juggle chainsaws (and survive the attempt!). The New Year is an artificial construct because the day is no different to the one before or the one afterwards. But because of the mythology built up around it, we do get excited. This year I shall celebrate quietly at home with family and make the necessary phone calls to loved ones in the morning.
Enjoy 2008 and remember....It's what you make it!