I don't know how widespread the trend is, but a current fashion is the Twitter 'hashtag' 'YOLO', which stands for 'You Only Live Once'.
So, for example, someone might post 'About to abseil off the Eiffel Tower. #YOLO'.
If you already knew that, and are sitting, cringing, at my terrible explanation, I apologise.
And, so, in the spirit of New Year reflectiveness, and a sudden need to analyse everything about my life now that it's 2013 (Happy New Year, by the way...), I have been thinking about whether I should be more embracing on the YOLO attitude.
The thing is, I'm only here one. I have one life, and then I die. Which is incredibly morbid, but also about the only certainty that there is. And what do I spend my life doing? I worry and I overthink and I don't eat anything.
And I've spent at least five years of my life being fairly miserable because of it.
What does it matter that I'm thin, or that I don't say certain words, or that everything I do revolves around the number three? Really? Because when I die, no-one's going to think about how I was a size 6, or how there were words that I couldn't say, or that everything I did was perfectly 'three'.
And so, in 2013 (which, by the way, is apparently a 'good' year, because it has a three in it...and the first year with a three in in that I can remember, because I was born in 1992), I am going to be more YOLO. I know that I'm not just going to get better because all of a sudden I've discovered that I'm going to die, and no-one really cares about whether I eat less than 400 calories a day, but I'm going to try my absolute hardest to begin to get better.