A year (formally speaking) is any series of 365 consecutive days, not necessarily the one beginning on the first of January until the thirty first of December
I celebrate very little -- almost nothing really, the same for the New Year and its Eve. To me, the 31st of December is as much of a significant day as the 13th of June. Tomorrow (the 1st of Jan 2014) I plan to do exactly was I always do: sit around, play Bejeweled, eat cereal all time of day then work on some digital art. Maybe I'll pick up a pen and draw.
Although I don't feel this supposed festive season vibe, what I can appreciate about this time of year is the collective optimism held by everyone the world. On the transition between the 31st and the 1st is when people let go of the pettiness of the year previous; when people make a commitment to improving themselves. I worry not whether a person actually achieves their self-promise, but the act of hoping to change brings a smile upon my face.
Well, I'm nearing my one year anniversary of joining deviantART and I look fondly back upon these 365 days. With every favourite and comment received was encouragement for me to carry on and continue to strive to improve on my technical ability.
I wonder what 2014 holds for me and for the rest of you... But with the quality of work I've seen so far, this beginning first year is telling of what is to come