January 1 definitely seems to be a time for renewal. From what I can discern everyone approaches it differently. Some develop a complete and detailed list of goals and resolutions. The internet is inundated with tips and pointers on how to best achieve these. Others don’t like to set them at all. Then there are those in between. One blog I follow, Wild Women Expeditions, refers to Revolutions. Picking themes or words of significance is yet another strategy. For me, there seems to be a yearning back to order, work and more structure after the quieter time of the holidays. Though, I am not sure if the pace of Christmas prep and execution can be considered as quiet. I like the idea of aspirations for 2014.
Whatever, your approach to the New Year, I hope it is filled with optimism and a great deal to look forward to. After all, what more can we ask for, it is the Year of the Horse.