It Is Not Valentines Day
On this page, Alison Arden writes about deciding to celebrate her birthday in November, because her regularly scheduled September was much too full. When I first read this I thought "I love my birthday, I don't want to move it", and continued page flipping, not sure what 'unmovable' thing I needed to move.
And then came February. I love my birthday, it is the day before my sister-in-law's birthday, and I love getting phone calls from my family and extra special mail. It is fun reason to go out, and helps justify buying extra cute socks at Target (they're not for me!). My husband however is not a fan of my birthday being a mere 2 days before the dreaded Valentines Day.
When we were dating he did such a great job of writing me sweet notes, and buying me lovely potted plants, however I never really responded appropriately... "are those for me?" "I'm going to kill it". While last year's plant is still alive (without any blooms or buds), the damage to his cheesy Valentine's psyche is done. Coming right after another required gift giving day just makes it worse.
So we moved it. We will be celebrating Valentines on Sunday June 14th. A day we both have off (unlike Saturday), safely months away from my birthday. I connect this Doing idea with his less than happy attitude until this week, and while I feel a little left out while everyone talks about love and do you have plans now, come June we'll be celebrating much happier, and in peace (no packed restaurants for us!)
Bookmark this idea in your head, and when something 'unmovable' is bothering you, see what rearranging you can do. The peace and stress relief is worth it.
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I'm Sara. I live in Portland, Oregon. I have chickens. I love coffee AND tea, I make stained glass pendants in my basement, and I love adventures and new ways to live. I have an Etsy store as well.
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