2020, the Year of the Rat

Happy year of the rat!

So I’m on the Internet this morning, looking up something about the actor Steve McQueen because of a movie the Hubs and I watched last night, and several mouse clicks later, as it frequently happens when I’m researching something, I stumbled upon the fact that 2020 is the year of the rat.

Knowing nothing about the year of the rat and conducting this bit of research (aka killing time) while plying myself with some much-needed caffeine, I clicked on a website to get the lowdown on what we can expect in this new year.

In a nutshell, this year will be good for new beginnings. It affords us an opportunity to turn over a new leaf and see the world through fresh eyes.

Okay, but as someone who vows to eat healthier every January after some serious indulgences over the holidays, every year is good for new beginnings. It seems that half the people who will be joining me at the gym next Monday feel the same way. We need the kick-start of a new year to get a move on–to find the motivation to turn over that new leaf and make some much-needed changes.

So be it the year of the rat, the monkey, the snake, or the dog, starting a new year can be a momentous occasion, one in which we put the past behind us and take decisive action toward living happier and healthier. Speaking as someone who has a hard time with creating the habit of going to the gym, that action needs to extend past the second week of January!

Thanks for visiting. I wish you a healthy and joyful 2020 – and, of course, happy reading!