I usually feel excited and unsettled on the last day of the old year, the cusp of the new. I don’t know whether it’s my Scottish heritage, but I’ve always loved and celebrated the New Year. Looked forward to the possibilities of the shiny, untrammelled year ahead. I’ve always stayed up until midnight even if I was on my own. But I don’t know whether I’ll manage it tonight.
I’m on day five of some horrible virus, which seems to decide on a new torment for each day.
But I didn’t want to let the occasion pass without wishing everyone a happy, healthy and successful 2015, however big or small that success might be.
I’ve got lots of hopes for the year ahead, but with my own brain in hibernation, I’ll have to rely on someone else’s:
‘Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.’ – Mark Twain.
Next week (and I will be well!), I plan to start editing and rewriting my novel. I’m looking forward to it.
I hope you’ll all come back to see how I’m getting on – your support and comments mean a lot. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read the blog posts this year, to those who have written guest posts, and to those who have commented. Your support is invaluable!Tags: 2014, 2015, Happy New Year