At the beginning of a new year there's the expectation that things can be different. A new leaf turned. Mistakes made last year are gone and there's the opportunity to start afresh.
In school this happened in September with new notebooks and jotters. Nothing there that had to be crossed out or achieved a less than perfect score.
So, to anyone who happens to read this - may you have a wonderful New Year - whatever it holds... and the chance to begin again comes every day...not just on the 1st day of the 1st month.
Maybe in 2009 I'll try to add bits more regularly...but you know what happens to most resolutions...