I've never really been much into New Year's Resolutions, so as usual, I staggered blindly from 2005 into 2006 with no firm commitment to do more or less anything at all.
Sure, I've got vague notions that this will be the year when I do something about my job, when I start to write more, when I will finally get round to reading some Dickens...grow my hair...buy every UK number one single.... whatever.... but I've made no firm statements of intent and have no definite plans.
As many people have no doubt already discovered by now, New Year's Resolutions are easily broken. At least this way I won't feel any extra guilt as I drift into 2007 without having achieved anything much.
Do you know what though?
Screw that. This year I'm not going to be that apathetic about my life. I'm going to make some firm statements on here about things I want to do in 2006; about things that I want to achieve. I've got to think about this, so you'll need to give me a few days, but I will put my manifesto up here for everyone to see.
In the meantime, if you have any helpful suggestions.....