Time flies. We’re already at the cusp of the new year. By the time some of you read this, you may have already welcomed 2013. The rest of us need only wait a few more hours.
So what will 2013 bring? A great many things, I’m sure. Different things for different people. For some it may bring a radical change, a new milestone, a surprise, new people entering their lives, anything. Some changes will be the result of carefully laid plans, while others will be determined by powers beyond our control. Whatever the new year may have in store, a great many of us can’t wait to see it.
But to look into the future, you need to have a reference point. The future only exists in relation to the present, and also, the past. In this context, the value of what lies ahead in 2013 can only be understood in relation to what our lives were like in 2012. Or any time prior to 2013, for that matter.