03 January 2013

Happy New Year

I have often heard that some people see the days of the week or the months of the year as colours, presumably depending on their mood and whether they regard colours in the spectrum as happy ones or sad ones. If that were me, Mondays would be as black as soot, as traditionally they have always been the first day back to work after a relaxing weekend. Saturdays would probably be vibrant red - a day to party and unwind. But, all this is academic, as I personally do not really see them as colours.

However, I have been thinking, I do see the year as a looming cliff before me. Starting in January at the foot of the cliff, I climb upwards and ever higher making my way through all the annual anniversaries and birthdays to my own birthday in November.

This is then swiftly followed by Christmas, where I stand at the top of the cliff exulting in my success after the long slow climb, enjoying the lovely food and warmth that Christmas brings. Suddenly before you know it and before you can say "Last of the Christmas Leftovers", it is New Year's Eve again. Now I find myself on the very pinnacle of the cliff  (standing on tiptoe on a big rock admiring the view). The clock strikes midnight, the fireworks shoot into the sky and there is much hugging and celebrating. However I find myself projected within seconds into the 1st January at the bottom of the cliff once more, having to start the long slow climb yet again. Far from wanting to make resolutions and looking forward to the year ahead, I  am slightly annoyed that I have got to start all over again. Does New Year do this to you?


Working Mum said...

It depends on what has happened in the previous year. This year I felt 2013 to be a fresh start. A different date to the one in which my MIL and uncle both died and so a year further away from all the "firsts" you have to get through.

I hope that you start to see New Year as a new start and an opportunity for new experiences and not a cliff to climb.

Isabelle said...

Nope. I tend to see it as a fresh start (rather than a geographical feature) to a year in which I will somehow manage to do things differently. Does it ever turn out that way? Hmm.

Happy New Year, anyway.

Kelloggs Ville said...

Funny days being colours, I can only say that Sunday night is purple, I have no idea why and no other day has a colour but I've always known Sunday night was purple.

I see the years more as a circular treadmill than a cliff face. A constant grind and every year it gets a bit harder to turn. I guess it is a similar feeling to climbing a cliff face. I don't have this feeling strongly all year though mainly January and February, hard months to work through. Roll on Spring. xxxx

Elizabeth said...

Oh that sounds like winter speaking to me. You have Christmas and New Year to divert you, then that is over and you look out the window and it is still dark and cold out there.
I am sending (in thought) a bit of our summer heat to melt your cliff.
Happy 2013!

Nota Bene said...

January 1 is always spent in a haze...not a drunken one, but it's that time of year when I neither know whether I'm coming or going...generally 11 and aa half months later I've worked it out

Chrissie said...

My birthday coincides with the beginning of the school year (I work with special education students) so to me the New Year is late August - new notebooks, blank and ready for my black pen to journal/doodle in, back to school clothes, age 59 dresses like a Kindergartner in Hannah Anderson stripes, ready for new students and other staff, my resolution is always patience, patience, patience!!!

JOHN said...

I haven't been to your blog in along time.I was looking down my list o blogs and came across yours again.I see 2013 as a New start.Happy New Year.
Hope you get a chance to stop by johns world soon.Take care

George Dickson said...

I hope that 2013 can be a fresh start to the new life that is in front of you, as I'm hoping for myself. All the best!!!

Flowerpot said...

No I don't see it like that, but like a sea stretching before me. I have no idea what will happen but I intend to enjoy the ride. But winter can be so tough.

Anonymous said...

I've never thought of days as being colours but I guess Sunday would be a dark colour for me - I always find Sundays a bit boring!

I was quite glad to say goodbye to 2012 - quite a few difficulties faced us and we managed to overcome them, but I know 2013 will bring just as many highs and lows. I reckon we just have to look at the year ahead with optimism and take what comes.

CJ x