Happy New Year, everyone! I heard the other day that you are only supposed to say that through Wednesday, but I don’t know who invented that rule, and I don’t think we need to stick by it. So who knows, I may repeat myself on Thursday. Just because.
So here we are, right in the very opening notes of a fresh new year. There’s something about that ticking over of the calendar, the arriving again at a January, a blank one, an unused one. Something about the possibility of a year that could look entirely different than the one that came before it.
If you want that, that is. For some it might mark the chance to settle back into something that is wonderfully familiar, to embrace that, and allow it to grow. And that has allure as well.
It might seem silly to put so much into a date, so much into an ever-growing number that propels us, slowly, onward and deeper into the future. And yet the potential for change is nearly palpable. We all know it’s there.
I started this year with something new blocked onto the calendar, our Writing 6 show at the Second City Training Center. Curtain goes up on Friday. Metaphorically, at least; the stage actually doesn’t have a curtain.
So will this year be different for you than the last? Do you want it to be?
Check out my full-length novels, Her Cousin Much Removed, The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management and Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only), and the sequel, Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) which is now available!