New years are a natural time of transition and, one hopes, times for optimism. Whatever has happened before is gone and now is the time to take up the cudgel and charge on to whatever is to come.
I remember 1976 fondly. For some reason I had decided that I would take my life and the world by the scruff of the neck and it was going to be my year. I would refuse to be pushed around by bureaucracy – I would face any difficult situations or decisions head on – New Year’s Eve 1975 I decided that I was going to ROCK in ’76.
And I did. It was tough at times as I stuck to my guns but I remember having one of the most successful year’s of my life so far.
2012 was generally a good one for me. I found lots of great new music – I went to more gigs than I had in many years – I worked hard on the house and garden – I started painting in a new way that I couldn’t quite fathom – I wrote new poetry and music that I was happy with – I worked hard on my playing and singing – I got fitter and lost weight (though the festive season has taken its toll ! ).
2013 here I come. What am I looking forward to ? More of the above and taking my creativity to a new level. Wouldn’t that be grand? I already have tickets to see the wonderful Dhafer Youssef in concert – something I have wanted to do for years. I plan to enter more duathlons and ride in more organised long distance cycle rides. And if the Lord keeps me breathing and functioning I shall turn 60 by the end of the year.
And I have set myself an earnings target, which is a bit of challenge because I don’t have a job, and the age thing is stacking against me in the job stakes. Their loss, huh ?
So here we go 2013. Watch out. If I get my way I shall kick your ass. I was born in ’53 – I’m a snake - a grinning, slithery, “trusht in mee”snake. I am “attractive and graceful, exciting and dark” . I am a Water Snake. Influential and insightful, motivated and intellectual, determined and resolute, affectionate yet cunning. Coming at ya…………..
Er, excuse me while I go for a lie down ……………..