It's the end of the year, time to think about what was accomplished and not accomplished. The other day I went to lunch with a friend who owns a bookstore. He spoke of what he wants for his store in 2018. I mentioned a few book projects I was considering. As a bookseller, he had an opinion on what kind of novel project I should work on next. I got home and looked over my work in 2017 and thought of what to do in 2017.
Numismatists can benefit from an assessment every so often. What do you collect? Do you have empty spaces in that album to fill, or perhaps can never be filled? Do you have any collecting goals?
Perhaps you want to attend a convention and see what it's about. Do you want to pursue a new series, or abandon an old one that doesn't interest you any more? Do you want to read more and learn about a new series? Maybe you want to get more involved in your hobby.
No matter the date or time of year, it's a good idea to see where you're at in your collecting career and see where you want to go.