And thus I should take the time to consider a New Year’s Resolution. I don’t usually bother, reminding myself that New Year’s Eve/Day doesn’t really mean much when the Gregorian calendar we follow today is an arbitrary system of measuring time. Why not just pick any random day to start a new venture, turn over a new leaf, etc., when New Years itself is a random day?
Except that as humans we like to place importance on these arbitrary things and are more likely to stick to something in such a case.
So having said all of that, I do think I’ll make a concerted effort to do something worthwhile during this coming orbit of the Earth circling the Sun. Ideally, I’d like to have a publisher-ready manuscript prepared. But maybe I’ll go a step even further:
By January 1st, 2012, I’ll actually send a manuscript to a publisher.
So I’ve got 365 days to do this, and do it properly. And 11 really is one of my favourite numbers – 2011 let’s get cracking!