Just like there is a Morning and a Night person, I believe there are January or December people. A January person embraces the new beginning, the clean slate, the 12 months full of possibilities ahead. I'm a December person. I walk gingerly through the first 6 months and then start to celebrate once we hit June and finally move into the second half of the year. January intimidates me a little, it's a month fraught with anxieties, people filled with resolutions, new goals to chase, dreams to dream. Once the first half of the year is over, people start to relax, take things in their stride, settle into the day to day. Once September comes around, that's when the fun begins. It's crunch time, the now or never mentality kicks in, everyone is motivated to make the very most of the remaining months and the countdown to holiday season begins. Then November and December, the most wonderful time of the year flies by. Before you know it, it's New Year's Eve and the rollercoaster is set to begin...all over again. Happy 2013 folks! 2012, you were lovely old pal.