There is nothing more optimistic than a bright and shiny new year; that wonderful sense that a page has been turned, that the future has arrived.
A new year is fresh and clean. We don’t know how it might turn out -- but it presents an opportunity to achieve our goals, to get things right.
A new year is ready to be created. It is up to us how we mark it, how we shape it, how we choose to use our time.
I have just one new-year’s resolution: to write -- but without setting unrealistic deadlines, which I did last year, and failed to meet.
I hope 2009 will be an even year, fluid and consistent, without too much disruption, upheaval or trauma.
I hope, for everyone, despite potential economic woes, 2009 will be a year filled with kindness and success! :)