It’s Been A Year Already Out With The Old, In With The New The Year Begins With Advent Yesterday Marked The New Year Yesterday marked the beginning of a new year. Did you notice it? How is it possible that the time went by so quickly? Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.