I love New Year's Day. Especially the morning, when I first get up to a clean house with Christmas put away for another year. I have a cup of coffee and spend some time looking out the windows at the gardens and yard. I don't really make resolutions, but there is something so clean and new about January 1st. It feels like a clean slate. Even when, like today, we have no snow, gray skies, falling temperatures, and wind gusts of 35 miles per hour. It's the beginning of a new semester with a new batch of students to teach, and we've gained a few minutes of daylight since the solstice. I've never been one to make hard and firm resolutions, but today always feels like the day to re-evaluate life, and take a good look at how I might change for the better.
I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year's Day!!