What Does New Year Mean to You?

It seems for many 2016 was a pretty crap year. If world events have a say in anything, I can see why.  For us, however, 2016 was pretty good. No, it was really good for a number of reasons. Like every grown up, like every family there are hiccups, there are bumps in the road and usually, free tickets to the ups and downs of the life rollercoaster, however, all in all I’m leaving 2016 with a smile on my face.

I don’t make personal New Year Resolutions as such. I might use the New Year as a starting point to kick-start existing goals (give myself a kick up the bum) and what not but then I do that on a Monday too so all is good.

Work-wise I have new goals of course, that’s business though. I assess how things are going periodically throughout the year but the New Year, with its super sharp pencils and brand new notebooks are a great time for throwing yourself into your work with vigour and to enjoy doing it. I love what I do, being a freelancer, which makes it all the more fun!

For me the New Year is an exciting time. Time to take stock, to start fresh and to forge forward. If you ignore the fact that I have to send the boys back to school in a couple of days I’d say that the New Year is my favourite time of year (or at least up there with Christmas). 

What about you? What does New Year mean to you?


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