The beginning of a new year not only fills me with anticipation (and impatience) for the things to come; spring, the first roses, warm nights, but also leaves me feeling slightly bewildered by how fast the year seems to have gone by. At the beginning in a gloomy January, I see the year stretching out ahead of me like a long windy path filled with possibilities (with probably a few trials and tribulations - although hopefully not too many!)
At this time of year, the time can seem to pass so slowly as I become blinkered to the season I am currently in and instead start to look forward to lighter mornings and longer days rather than enjoying the candle-lit cosiness of late winter. I think I have a bit of a grasshopper mind, as I tend to hanker after the things still to come rather than enjoying the present.
Of all my New Year's resolutions this year, then surely, to live in the moment and bring my grasshopper mind into check, is definitely the one to work towards.
Maybe that way, I will feel less shocked when the end of the year rolls round again!
Happy New Year!