|~~ Year-End Sunset on Sierra Madre Boulevard ~~|
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
I like to think I am of the optimist variety. Sure, I may be sleeping by 12:02 a.m. on New Year's Eve - and some years have even been asleep until 11:57 - but still, I like to welcome the New Year with a jaunty smile and a handshake (and a phone call to my mom).
A lot of people like to use the beginning of a new year to set goals. "Me too," says the optimist. Alas, since I tend to be much better at the "thinking up" part, than at the "following-through" part, I may not meet said goals. But as an optimist, I always think that this will be The Big Year. You know. The one where I Get It All Done. (Optimists are not often simultaneously known for being Realists.)
How about you? Do you tend to greet the New Year with a hug, and a mile-long list of goals? Are you just happy to give the Old Year a boot out the door? Or are you somewhere in the middle?