Day Twenty-Five, and Happy New Year!
Posted by Elisa Beatty Feb 3 2011, 3:00 am
Happy Asian Lunar New Year, that is!
I always love fresh starts, wherever I can get them, so I’m ready to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. According to the Chinese Zodiac, Rabbits are mellower than their fierce predecessors, the Tiger, and given to a certain degree of self-indulgence (chocolate, anyone?) They’re good at laying low when necessary, and recouping their strength. But Rabbits are also a lucky and successful sign, associated with creativity and the arts, but also longevity, practicality, keeping promises, and STICKING WITH A PROJECT UNTIL IT’S DONE.
I’ve heard from a few participants lately that they’ve fallen a bit behind in their Festival goals, and are feeling tempted to give up entirely. I’m here to say DON’T GIVE UP…recoup your energy for a bit if you need to, but then GIVE YOURSELF A FRESH START!!
If you need to downsize your Festival goals a little, or add “Say the words, ‘Darn, I fell behind but I’m not giving up!‘” to your list of ways to earn a point, DO IT!! Stay with us, keep working, and you’ll still have a whole lot more writing done by the end of February than if you stop now and waste the next few weeks playing Tetris and reading back issues of gardening catalogs.
Strap on your track shoes, Rabbit, and get sprinting again! You’ll be glad you did!