Since tomorrow is Leap Day, it got me thinking, “what will I do with my extra 24 hours?” Just the thought of it fills me with stress. I mean, I can’t waste it, right? I have to do something creative or meaningful. When someone, or in this case, something (really, I have no idea) hands you an extra day, you seize it! Seize the day! Isn’t that what they say? I wonder if that’s where that phrase originated? A leap year, long ago?
So now that I’m filled with anxiety about wasting this once-in-a-four-year opportunity, what will I do? Gee, I really should have started planning this four years ago. Think of what I could have accomplished in 24 hours if I had 4 years of planning behind it. This is like pulling an all-niter, studying for finals that you had a month to prepare for. Another New Year’s Resolution broken – so much for 2012 being the year when I become organized.
Okay let’s see. I am the editor of Where & When, , for goodness sake, surely I can think of some way to make this day special. I could visit world-class museums in ‘s Philly or , go shopping in , or maybe take in a spa day at one of the . No. Wait. I should probably visit one of PA’s amazing yet resortsobscure destinations. Gosh, there’s so many things to choose from. But it really doesn’t matter, because I’ve already broken my , which means I did not schedule a vacation day.
I guess, I will approach this day like I should approach every day, like the gift it is. Isn’t every day a bonus? Each morning we’re given the opportunity to start fresh – to make a difference using the abilities and talents we have. And who knows, maybe the creativity and meaningfulness will just happen, because I’m open to it.
So, yes, I am going to seize this day!