It struck me as funny that I found it so hard to write 2013 at the end of the date. Why is that? I don’t normally have a problem with the date, with the season, with my location. But, when the year changes, it catches me out for weeks.
All the self-help gurus and self development books talk about forming new habits. They give different estimates as to how long this takes: 66 days, 21 days – yes, they are quite precise for estimates.
So, it seems to me that writing the date correctly is just a habit. I don’t have a real sense of being or existing in 2013 as opposed to 2012. You wouldn’t write “London” when in Sydney, would you? Well, you might if you were on a whistle-stop tour and all hotel rooms looked the same.
I suppose that just reinforces the idea that 2013 looks the same as 2012 when you are living it. It is an artificial difference, not a real one.
Not that this prevents us from spending money and time celebrating the change from one to the other! And, no harm there. The fireworks were fun. 🙂
Meanwhile, I like the Grammarly.com suggestion for a resolution for 2013.