So sometimes life sucks. Believe me, I know. Stuff happens, shit happens, life happens. I had a “nice”, long period where a lot of little and medium sized things built up. Throw in a couple of big things and I was not having a good time for about a year and a half.
Took me a while to come completely back to myself again, but these days I feel pretty good. Human again. Me again.
I’m at least six months on the far side of my funk, and I’ve decided that I don’t want to ever slip that far away from myself again. Whatever is going on, there are always things to balance, or should be, always things to celebrate.
So I am declaring 2013 to be The Year of Celebration. Every day is a holiday or a celebration day somewhere, and there are numerous days that ought to be from a variety of standpoints. I’m going to pick 365 of them and have a great year whether the universe likes it or not. (And experience tells me the universe would have a hard time caring less how I feel about things.)
Some of them will be standards recognized by most people, things like Christmas, New Years, Halloween, and so on.
Some of them will be personal, family birthdays and anniversaries and so on.
Some of them will be important days in the geek pantheon, examples including Towel Day, Pi Day, and Darwin Day.
Some of them will be modern constructs I find entertaining. Talk Like a Pirate Day comes to mind. So does Something on a Stick Day.
When all else fails, I’ll make something up that appeals to me on some level. Chimps in Space Day, for example.
A bit of research and a bit of creativity, and I’ve got 227 days covered off so far. I’m sure I can manage the remaining 138 without too much trouble.
So this is not to say that I’m going to have a party every day next year. Not only would I get nothing else done, I don’t have that kind of stamina. I just thought it would be fun to have a special reason each day to say, “Today is cool because _____.” I’ll torture my friends and family and probably announce each day on Twitter, but most of the time the holiday will just serve to help me be in a good mood, I think. And that’s okay.
Prepare to celebrate.