We will continue writing the story of our lives tomorrow. As such, we usually hang a sort of esteemed status on the new year's dawning, christening it with the specialness of a clean slate. Indeed, yet we have that same opportunity with the dawn of each new day.
The authors of the best stories (both the literary kind and the life-story kind) do their writing with an eye in both directions. They connect with the pages/chapters past fluidly as they craft the pages/chapters future. Knowing they can't unwrite the pages already published, they are fully aware that they can take the next pages/chapters in any direction they wish.
Here's to writing the next pages/chapters as you wish them to be.
Happy New Life!