I don't think I've ever been so pleased to see a year end.
While I tried to make the most of a difficult, emotional and draining 2012, it was still an immense relief to watch it flicker and die, ushering in the clean, blank slate that is 2013.
As I pack away ornaments and sweep up glitter, it's easy to think of the last 12 months as the mess that inevitably comes when cleaning out a closet. It always gets worse before it gets better. And now, we're due for a whole lot of better. At least, that's the hope.
Here's to 2013. May it be a fresh start for us all.