In some traditions, Autumn is the start of the new year. The Jews have Rosh Hashana, the Celtic Pagans have Samhain...heck, in the USA it's the start of a new school year. September has always been a time of restarting and renewal for me. When I was a kid it was about new friends and teachers and classes and shoes and clothes and books, and that feeling has never really left me. Having "New Year's" right after Christmas always seems a bit excessive and arbitrary to me.
So in the spirit of the New Year, I'm thinking about what's next in my life. I've been doing a lot of the same things for a long time, without really thinking about why I was still doing them. I've been putting off a lot of things for a long time, without really thinking why I wasn't doing them. I've basically been on auto-pilot, which was a great coping strategy when my life was turned upside-down a few years ago in a not very good way, but now I'm ready to do and be something again.