I messed up. December came and went without a motto to speak of! I even came up with one, but just never posted it. Silly me. We’ll just have to come back to it this upcoming December but for now, one of my original ideas for this little feature, the motto for January:
“Remember, January only comes once a year!”
I don’t know why I said this for the first time. I’m pretty sure I was in a pizza place with my friend Jarrod. These days, I like to think of it as an optimistic observation, since January is by all accounts a crummy month. The holidays are over, most people spend the first day of it hung over/full of regret, the charm of winter is gone, etc. If you do happen to like January, good for you. It’s probably based on something weird* so use the motto as a cautionary one, you only get 31 days of January a year!
* Is this weird thing your birthday? I wouldn’t know what that’s like but local comedian R.A. Bartlett does and he doesn’t make it sound like much fun.