It really doesn't matter to me, since I've never known a new year or a new decade to actually change anything about the way my life is going... unless I changed my attitude. Now there's something that will change your life: a good old-fashioned attitude adjustment. Nowadays, that takes too much effort on my part; I've gotten lazy.
New beginnings used to fill me with hope, and that hope helped me change my attitude. I was one of those people who resolved to lose those extra Christmas pounds and actually got the job done; Cliff would lose weight along with me. These days, my resolve has flown out the window. I've stopped making resolutions because I no longer keep them.
I do have one tiny resolution this year: When I talk about what year it is, I'm going to say it differently. Ever since 2001, I've said it like this: two thousand one, two thousand two, etc.
Now, back in the 1900's I never said "one thousand nine hundred one", or one thousand nine hundred two". No, it was "nineteen one", or nineteen two". Or maybe "nineteen 'oh' one".
So, come New Year's Day, I'll be calling the year "twenty-ten". Right or wrong, that's how I'm saying it.
Isn't that an earth-shaking resolution?
Hey, at least maybe I can keep this one.