When we lived in Japan many years ago, an older couple visited me every week or two to practice conversational English. They told me that their daughter's birthday was December 31, and that they never celebrated that day because everyone was so busy cleaning house and tossing old things for the New Year!
Obviously, it is possible to go overboard with the fresh start. I don't make resolutions, either, because the first couple of decades persuaded me of a hidden talent, the uncanny ability to flunk resolutions as early as half past midnight.
Still, glad to see the last of 2013. Don't let the door hit ya! There are shiny new things to anticipate, and a person can have aspirations even if resolutions are out of the question.
In 2014, we'll celebrate a major anniversary; 3 large albatrossi will be put to bed; the kids will move forward; we may go nuts and paint the house. I'm aspiring to walk more, clear some household junk, and limit exposure to toxic relationships.
How are you approaching the flip of the year?
As always, whines and antiwhines, large and small, are welcome.