Reading: Whispers from the Dark by Maya Banks
Watching: Harry Potter
Listening to: Disney tunes
Making me smile: My very mobile little boy
Some people love them, some people hate them but come the 1st of January, many people feel compelled to set themselves some New Year’s Resolutions. I've set some for myself and (of course) many of them revolve around my writing!
It got me thinking…how did the New Year’s Resolution come about?
Turns out the tradition dates back to the Romans and the god, Janus. Janus was the god of beginnings and transitions and had two faces—one to look to the past and one to the future.
The Romans named the first month of the year after Janus. At the dawn of the new year, they believed Janus looked back on events of the old year and forward to events for the new year. They exchanged gifts for luck, often with images of Janus. (Image: Public Domain)
So, as you’re making your New Year’s resolutions, remember that it’s an age old tradition not a modern invention to drive us crazy! Good luck with your resolutions and I hope 2012 is a wonderful year for you.