In my defence, this does not mean I do not believe in setting goals and working towards those goals, but I believe...and I am quite happy to go on at great length during the car rides mentioned above about my beliefs....that worthy goals are not limited by the time of the year. Should I wait until January 1st to stop having chocolate and wine as my sole nourishment for up to 3 days at a time? Is December 31 the magical day when I suddenly decide that I want to become a better person, maybe stop taking evil delight in the downfall of my nasty ex neighbour, or maybe I will suddenly decide to start acting the way I insist my children act (yanno, don't judge a book by its cover, do unto others, blah blah blah)? I shout out NO, and not because I simply do not want to stop eating chocolate and drinking wine for days on end, or because I do take a perverse joy in seeing mean people get their own, but I say no because when one is ready, one will move ahead with resolutions.
Personally, I made a lot of changes this year, ones that I certainly did not foresee on Jan. 1, 2012 but circumstances presented themselves on their own unique schedule. I suspect 2013 will be much the same, and I am looking forward to addressing these opportunities/challenges/obstacles as they arise even if it is in the middle of July and not Jan. 1.
(Having said all that, I am going to try to lay off the chocolate and wine after New Year's Eve...but that is only because well, NYE is NYE and there WILL be wine and it would be completely unreasonable to think that I should start any such initiative until that has been taken care of.)
Happy New Year!