Happy new year everyone! New year was nearly 24 hours ago for me. I hope you had a good time, whether you were sleeping, eating, watching fireworks, singing, or whatever. :) I’ve welcomed the new year quietly nearly every year. I remember one year having fallen asleep at 11:45pm (I was that tired), another year just lying down on the couch, last year just watching happenings on Twitter and being online, and this year – the same as last year. But I took time out to watch the fireworks on television this year.
Now people are talking about the date; it being 1/1/11, and being awake at 11:11am or 11:11pm or 1:11am… and so on. I don’t know why it’s all that interesting. It’s interesting when the moment comes, but the moment it’s gone, it’s nothing. And they even say “it won’t happen for another n years”, by which time n amount of years has passed, you will no longer be existing in a live human form due to the fact that humans have only a certain lifespan as their bodily processes and functions do not serve as effectively after a certain period of time. That said, you may not be alive the next time such a moment occurs, ergo making you think that now, you will be missing out if you are not awake to see the moment involved with such a fascinating date.
Life is full of the little things, but to be honest, little things like fascinating dates don’t fascinate me in the slightest. Are these dates as important as other things? Heck, I’d be willing to bet that some of you think that your birthdays are more important than cool dates. Your anniversaries. Days you had the time of your life. (That is, unless these fancy dates happen to fall on the date of your birthday or such.) In the end, you’ll be looking at fancy dates and they will not mean anything to you beyond the fact that they are fancy.
Fancy, isn’t it?
Another little thing – celebrating new year. It doesn’t bother me at all; I’m fine with people celebrating. But the need to get drunk and party and watch fireworks? I don’t think it needs to be done every year. I’ve been quietly celebrating it and that’s fine with me. To each their own. I still love hearing about people’s celebrations, the same way I didn’t really celebrate Christmas last year but still enjoyed reading other people’s blog posts about their gifts and the great times they had.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I don’t have any resolutions set out. Today, though, I posted a set of goals for January on my blog at glassfields.net. Basically, I’m going to try and sleep earlier, and read some books and watch some DVDs I’ve been planning to watch. I don’t want to make resolutions anymore. For the past year I’ve been making plans. I like plans. I don’t believe that we need a new year to make resolutions that we always end up breaking. Every day is a new day. It’s why I’ve been recently making goals for each day, and trying each day.
Today, my mum went to work. Ah, on New Year’s day too! But I took advantage of the quietness around the shops to go shopping and buy a few necessities. I hate the heat, though… it’s summer right now in Australia and it’s really hot. I hope it cools down and rains like it did in December. 😰
I hope 2011 is a wonderful year for everyone. Twenty-eleven. Two-thousand-and-eleven. I don’t even know. /bounce