I don’t really want to whinge, but 2009 was something of a rough year for me. There were one or two highlights, and I am more and more aware of how grateful I should be for the support of good friends, but the year in general was characterised by frustration, disappointment and unhappiness.
However, in the last quarter of 2009 things began to brighten up and I end the year in a much better state than I began it. So I look forward to 2010 with a considerable amount of optimism.
Curiously though, I enter the new year without any plans. I have no particular career or political ambitions for the next twelve months. I have vague notions of things I’d like to do or sort out but nothing concrete enough to write down. I certainly don’t have any new year’s resolutions.
Whether or not this absence of planning is connected with my optimistic outlook I find it difficult to tell. There is something a bit liberating in just waiting to see what turns up.
Looking ahead though I think there is one thing that I should resolve to do over the next year, and that is to make the most of those opportunities that I come across and not let them slip away. Carpe diem and all that.
So it looks like 2010 is to be a year of seeing how things go. I wonder what will happen.
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.