A new year is upon us and according to Abi, this is irrelevant and actually, it is just Thursday. Although she does have a point (it is Thursday).
I am a little more positive about the whole thing, I think having life split up into units of years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds is kind of useful, it chunks things up to digestable units (imagine having to say I was 914,544,000 Seconds old when someone asked my age), and a year is a pretty wholesome unit - and I think that having goals and stuff for the year (New Years resolutions) is always a good one.
But most people tend to chose things that they are not going to be in anyway commited to and are more aspirational life goals, and normally vague, pathetic or sound like they are giving up something they love. For example, "I'm going to lose weight" - your not losing anything, your gaining something - a new lease of life, why not have a goal such as I'm going to run a mile in under 10 minutes - you will probably lose weight, but you will actually occupy yourself with something useful.
And the best one of all - "I'm going to quit smoking", this sounds like you are giving up! Are you giving up anything? So why think about something you will gain, like - "I'm going to take up breathing fresh air as often as I can", a side effect of this is that while you are breathing fresh air, it will clash with breathing in smoke. Or if you want something more tangible, take up free diving - you will need to practice holding your breath for that. What fun?
So... what is my NYE Task. Well I'm still thinking about that. I'm thinking about what's next.
So, to those of you who have celebrated in style because it was New Year (such as myself - pictures to follow) and to those of you who celebrated in style because it was Thursday (such as Abi), and of course to those of you who went to bed at 10:30 because you live life on the edge, I wish you all the best for 2009 and hopes that everything you want in life comes your way when you want it (whether it be by Year, Month, day - or you work outside the constraints of time and space).
So.. Cheers, Prost!