Monday, January 02, 2006

It's Finally 2006

When I was younger, whenever New Years came the thought was "I can't believe it's (fill in the year here)" Now it's "It's finally (this year)".

Part of this change is that I now spend the last six months of the old year thinking about nothing but the next year: strategic analyses, sales plans, forecasts and all the other fun things that are required at work. In fact, I get so used to using the next year, that I sometimes use the it when speaking about the current year (sort of the reverse of what everyone does on their checks for the first month of the new year).

So "2006" comes naturally to me, but 2007 does sound strange - at least it will until June or so when the whole planning process starts again.

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