What Do You Do on the First Day of the Year?

In the Japanese culture I was raised in, the week leading up to New Year’s Day was BUSY. We scrubbed our entire house clean and put everything in order because, as tradition has it, however things are on New Year’s Day bodes for how things will be for the rest of the year.

So, over the past week I tried to take care of a lot of things to make for an unencumbered New Year’s Day–took the car to the repair shop, got a hair cut, cleaned the house (though surely not to my mom’s standards), gave the dog a bath, went to the doctor, etc.

In hopes that the rest of my year will be the same, today–the first day of 2020– I spent time with my family, read a book (Dig by A.S. King), played with the pets, spent time outside, played the piano, and talked to friends.

The last thing on my list was to write a blog post, so here it is.

Happy New Year!