Haven’t you always wanted a monkey?

So, today is Chinese New Year, the first of 15 days of celebrations that mark the lunar New Year.

And from now on, Chinese New Year is my go-to new year. There’re a few reasons for this.

First, I like the idea of a renewal to kick off a New Year. But jamming in a renewal on January 1 after all of the hustle and bustle that the Christmas season brings is a tough nut to crack. It seems to me that a break between Christmas and a new start is a good idea.

The Lunar New Year gives a month and change of breathing room.

I like that. I like it a lot.

Second, we’re now in the Year of the Monkey. I’m a dragon. My wife’s a rat. According to my bride’s research, rats, dragons and monkey’s are super compatible. And that makes this a great year for us, too. After the cancer marred year she’s been through, and with the healing well underway, it makes a lot of sense to embrace some solid positivity.

Whether that makes sense to you or not, I’m going to run with it.

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