I like to give years grand theme names, though it's almost impossible to do until after they're over.
For instance, 2010 was the Year of Magical Thinking. 2011 was the Move-In Year. And 2012 was my Early Mid-Life Crisis Year. It was also the Year R. Kelly Saved Christmas, but that's another story.
I wonder, though, if it wouldn't be better to name these years beforehand. Maybe it would help influence the year in an upwardly-mobile positive way. Perhaps I'll call 2013 The Year I Learned Calligraphy. I'm hoping it turns out to be The Year of Many Books Read. And of course I'm betting it will be The Best First Year of Marriage Ever.
What about you? What theme will your year have?