Christmas is always the new year for me. It's the time when I start cleaning out files, closets, cupboards, you name it. I think about getting tax documents together thanks to the recently received tax packet, a yearly Christmas present from the accountant. I actually spend more time dreading tax prep than actually doing it. So, this year it starts today.
Other things also start today, such as resolutions. Resolutions that I might keep for only a month are, nevertheless, beneficial. In fact, I'm working on one now --
Resolution Two: more silence, in all areas of my life,
beginning with these snowy pine trees in honor of the silent winter months.