new year

A belated Happy New Year 

Happy New Year! Make it count. 

Here’s Neil Gaiman to say it better than I ever could, 

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.”

I’m also hoping to finally finish his book, American Gods, this year, which has been gathering dust on the bookshelf for far too long. 

Have a magical 2017. 

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Just one New Year’s resolution

There is always so much hope and anticipation about the New Year. 

We wonder what it will bring. What joys and excitement await. How we’ll be better. How we’ll make resolutions of things to achieve, and actually get round to doing them this year. 

But soon that newness of the year will falter and eventually it will be lost. We’ll slip into the same old routines. We’ll forget the promises that we made to ourselves, the dreams and hopes that we had for the year ahead. And we’ll continue on the path that we’ve always known as it’s the easiest one to follow. 

This year, instead of making thousands of resolutions. Just make one. 

Instead of pinning so many hopes and dreams on the idea of the New Year, remember that every day is the chance to be what you want to be and do what you want to do. You just have to get up and do it. 

This New Year promise yourself that you will bring the excitement and hope which you feel on New Year’s Eve to every single day. 

(And this New Year I’m apparently going to be a truly awful motivational speaker.)