Day 20: December 31

Start the day early. It’s the last one in 2013 after all.

And hey, this was a big year for you. You experienced friendship and love, heartbreak and lasting confusion, and beautiful renewal and clarity. It was all confusing and exciting. Seriously, take a moment to think about that.

But then get moving. Because it’s 10am, and you still have 47.5 things on your “Gonna Finish in 2013” list. (Oh and ignore that cough and the tickle in your throat. I’m sure it’s nothing to worry about.)

Go shopping. Decide you need a new rug. And new book shelves. And blank canvases for your walls. Chalk it up to “fresh starts” and wanting to make your “outsides fit your insides.” (Note: you may want to revisit this with the “materialism” lens soon. Because you do this more than is probably necessary.)

By 5pm, realize that the tickle in your throat is building into something mean. Drink tea but ignore what feels like fever. It’s just you moving around…or something.

Bring in the new year with two of the greatest people in your life. Talk about the ways 2014 is going to be different, recognizing the cliche quality of your goals. But mean them anyway. Because fresh starts are gifts to be excited about.