I answered "Other" as I'm hopefully looking forward to not being one of the poor devils being shown the door in the latest round of redundancies announced, with typical good cheer, by my company just before Christmas! I might, of course, be disappointed :-/
I think of the new year as nothing more than a day off. It's just some arbitrary date chosen to count solar revolutions. So, what's the big deal? I don't look forward to anything more today than i did yesterday.
Nonetheless, corporate budgets are also renewed on this date, and that means the possibility of new hires. Therefore, the way i see it, "A new job / career move" is the only choice with any real meaning here.
While you are technically correct (it's just another day), it nevertheless is the date when
most people take some time to look back and to think what needs to be changed. So for those
it's more than just another day.
And (at least in Germany) New Years Day is the end of the celebration-time, starting around Christmas.
With much great food and more alcohol than in regular times. Thus for me "getting back in shape" is the
first goal in this year. Especially as the whole family plans to participate in
this event (german only).
Here in the UK I think we're supposed to be looking forward to the Olympics but as I wasn't able to get any tickets :( and my son wasn't chosen to be a torch-bearer :( :( :( I am less excited than I would have been
Some people think the ancient Mayan calendars predict the end of the world on or about 21 December 2012 but I understand that the people most likely to know, the current Mayans, think this is a great distortion of their ancestors' beliefs.