This is why I don’t write letters to my future self on NYE: I did, for a number of years. But I went through a three year or so streak where every single thing I anticipated about the new year was a bust. I didn’t get the job, or go on the trip, or have the party, or whatever I was so excited to do. The letter was just one parade of failures after another. Now I have a mental block against the practice. I can’t put it down, I have to leave it out in the ethers for it to manifest.

Follow

Similar reasoning to my not making any goals for the year. If I’m not ready to commit, I won’t. So I set goals when the time is right to set them, not on one ordained day.

You might think I ignore New Years as a holiday altogether, but I spend the day making and eating black eyes peas, greens, and cornbread with lots of ham and bacon, and doing success, luck, and prosperity spells.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
litterae.social

A community for Classicists to share their expertise with the world.