I'm not sure why, but I've always loved this time of year. I suppose I love the idea of starting fresh. I also love setting goals and thinking about all the new year has to bring.
Perhaps it's just the sense of moving forward, leaving what lies behind and looking ahead. I love taking down the tree - because it feels like the living room has lost weight when it's down.
Maybe it's that illusion of control, the idea that I can just write down a list of measurable goals and they will magically be achieved.
I'm not sure, but I do love this time of year and am always energized for it. Whatever it is, I'll take it and run with it.