Some time ago I wrote that work takes a lot of time. Since I keep detailed track of my working hours I can report that in my case work took exactly 2226 hours of my time in 2012 or approximately three full months. Even though I worked only 20% more than a regular 8 hour shift I still feel 2012 was mostly about work. I have a premonition that 2013 will be the same, but I have high hopes that 2013 will also be the year when things finally start paying off. As Fred has written recently, 2013 should be the year when you deliver on your promises.