As we welcome the beginning of another year, people everywhere are filled with New Year optimism. I am guilty of this as well, hoping that a new job will be found sooner rather than later. But generally I think a lot of things could be achieved this year.
Why is there this optimism though? On the grand scale of things, week 52 in the year and week 1 aren’t that different. People use the change as an excuse to identify their life problems, promise to change their ways but the realisation sets in that people don’t like change, and they slip back and embrace these problems (for example, a person who has promised to themselves on Jan 1st that they’ll lose weight, but by Jan 3rd find themselves fucking up a buffet). I don’t understand the concept that people see the beginning of a new year is a good time to change things in their life, but they (and indeed I) do.
Already for me things have begun to change. Work has become more bearable. Xmas and NY is a shit time for retail (anyone that works in retail over this time period will tell you that). That however has now passed. I’ve not hidden the fact that I am looking for a new job. I’ve applied for more jobs and am already talking to someone about an interview. Not the most ideal situation I am prepared to admit, but it’s not retail, and that’s just nice. There are other things on the horizon, both job and non-job related things but as they are just on the horizon at the moment, no need to go into specifics. We’ll see if this New Year optimism remains with me for much longer. I hope it does, even if I don’t understand it.
One major change that this year in particular will hopefully bring is a change in government. Think what you will about them (and who doesn’t), come May/June we will likely have a Conservative government. Every argument I’ve read against this is “well in 1992....” or “but Thatcher....” and even “there are no changes in policy from 1985!” etc. This is a joke. This current joke of a government needs to be kicked out. You failed this country and like previous Labour governments before you, you’ve run out of money! I can’t wait for the chance to vote again, but am fearful that the growth of the BNP will lead to them winning a seat in Westminster. That will make them a legitimate party more than them having MEPs (cause really, what does an MEP actually do?) Ach, I could go on, but I won’t.
Onto other things...My iPhone has had problems. This is something which I hope to be able to fix while I am typing this. I just checked with it before doing another restore and it seems that the problem which concerned me is still there. I will need to discuss this with someone who has more knowledge than I. Oh well. I’ve decided to change my position of the film Avatar. I originally was going to give it a miss but I am now going to see it. The plans are to see it Sunday with a friend who I’ve not seen in years (and truth be told, the last time I saw her I was brutally intoxicated) so that’ll be fun. £10.10 for a 3D film though? Ouch!
So, 2010 is with us. I hope your optimism lasts