… We mark our lives in 1sts and lasts First love, first kiss, first heartbreak, last time. Today’s the last day if the year, but when is the true start of the new one? Is it when my clock ticks over midnight? When my parents do in Europe,or when we’re all in the same day? So when do you start your new year? When the clock ticks over or when you start with some new initiative? For me it starts when it starts. Time is a construct, it’s a measure to make sense for us. My year began when I took the new steps to create the next stage. Celebrate your accomplishments for 2011 and celebrate what is coming in 2012. happy new year.