Illustration by Ma + Chr.
I love the sense of possibility inherent in the start of a new year and feel particularly excited about 2013. I'm working on a number of projects which have been brewing for a while, some for a very long while, but all of which are entering new and very promising stages in their development, which is very exciting.
During my much needed and rather brilliant end of year beach holiday, I've been reading Gretchen Rubin's 'The Happiness Project' - an account of the year she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happier.
I've realy loved her combination of reseach, anecdotes from personal application and practical suggestions and advice about how to aplly some of the techniques on the book.
Its certainly improved the formulation of my resolutions for 2013, the first of which is to develop my own set of personal commandments.