Sort of like stepping out of the shower

Published January 2, 2020

I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. I don’t aspire to things all the sudden because the calendar flips to a new year. I am very happy with my status quo. There are things I want for others. But I have little control over those.

At the same time, the day after New Year’s feels like a reboot of sorts. I’ve probably been conditioned to feel this way. It’s sort of like stepping out of the shower, clean and refreshed and ready to start a new day.

This year, it comes after two weeks of festivities that began with an out-of-town wedding and ended having all the kids and grand kids with us over the holidays. This was preceded by a cross-country move from Illinois to California in November to which we are still getting acclimated.

Today we return to normal life, and it does indeed feel like a rebirth. Here we are, on January 2, with our own lime and olive trees in the back yard, able to BBQ year-round. This is new to us. Didn’t have that in Illinois.

We also didn’t have legal pot in Illinois, although they do now, as of yesterday. Here in California, you can order online and have it delivered to your door within an hour. Anyone who read NOW They Make it Legal: Reflections of an Aging Baby Boomer can appreciated my feelings on this.

So no New Year’s resolutions for me. Life seems pretty damn good right now as it is. Now, time for my shower.