The winter solstice is my new year

It’s always made more sense to me that the start of the year should happen on a solstice, like it does on the hobbit calendar. That being said, I’ll make my new years resolution today, on Yule, the celebration of the winter solstice and the renewing of the sun.

2012 hasn’t been the best year for me personally. I’ve been in a pretty bad place mentally and while I blame the stress of my job and having a large family, I have to take some personal responsibility too. I’ve been a bit of a sloth, and it’s only hurt my personal relationships.

2013 is going to be the year I turn that around. This next year I’ll start back up coding on open source projects again, being less anti-social, and finding a better work/family/me balance. This next year, I’ll be a better person.

Okay so that’s a generic (and a bit cliche) of a new years resolution, but there you have it. May your 2013 be better than 2012 as well.