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.