Another new year…

So, Christmas and New Year have come and gone once more and the festive season is over for another year.  With great reluctance, it’s time to return to real life, to work and university and the responsibilities of a final-year student. Deadlines beckon and exams loom large; it’s all happening in the next three weeks.  The holidays really are over.

But now, here we are in 2012, potential and opportunity stretching ahead.  A new year means a new start, new resolutions, the chance to wipe the slate clean and start again. Cliched, perhaps, but also true.  This year holds huge promise, though it’s going to be hard work too; if all goes well, come July, I will no longer be a student.  Instead, new priorities will occupy my life; getting a job, finding somewhere to live, meeting new people, joining the real world, as it were.  It’s both daunting and exciting at the same time.

Now, I’m not really one for New Year’s resolutions, but this year is the exception.  It’s not a resolution as much as a promise to myself, but it’s time to start enjoying life more, to start being happier.  As a student, I spend far too many hours worrying about coursework, essays, exams, my dissertation; it’s time to let go of these anxieties and relax, have fun, take life as it comes.  It sounds obvious, but it’s something I struggle to do, being a natural worrier!  So what better excuse than this new year to try it out?

Anyway, revision calls, so here I must end.  Real life has gotten in the way of my blogging recently, between Christmas and everything else, but fear not!  This will be remedied soon and there are some exciting things on the way…

I suppose all that’s left to do is to wish you all a very happy new year!  Here’s to a fantastic 2012.

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