Welcome to February everyone.
With the arrival of this lovely month comes with it my favorite holiday. This holiday is most often overlooked, as it really doesn’t change the routine of a person’s day much at all, unless of course you want it to. I’m talking about Groundhog Day.
For any of you who saw and ultimately loved the 1993 film Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, you might know why I like Groundhog Day so much. For those of you new to this film, I’ll give you a brief synopsis. Bill Murray, is a frustrated weatherman covering the Groundhog Day celebration and finds himself living the same day over and over again. The reason I like this concept so much, is because as a young child when I saw this film I loved the concept of living the best day I could on Groundhog Day with the possibility that I might have relive that day over and over again. What this usual meant was an excuse to build a fort, eat candy, and play all day with my friends.
At this point in my life, it gives me a free pass to do whatever I want every year on Groundhog Day. This means no chores, no obligations, just a day of treating myself to what I want without rhyme or reason. This year, I’ll most likely start my day off with a yoga class, go on a bike ride around my small town of Santa Margarita, eat delicious food anywhere I want (maybe Roxanne’s café), buy myself that skirt I’ve been eyeing for about a month now, get a manicure, and end the day with a delectable dinner with my partner. That way, regardless if I don’t wake up the next morning doomed to relive it for eternity, I can still smile a bit of satisfaction that if this spell were cast on me I wouldn’t mind because I had the best day ever.
This Groundhog Day what will you do for yourself, how will you treat yourself to what you want?? Because who knows, you may have to relive it over and over again.