Cricket doesn’t give a rat’s ass that one decade is ending and another is beginning.
She doesn’t give a flying fuck that its a new year.
On January 1st she will wake up to her daily routine. Life as she knows it will be unchanged.
She’s not anxious about getting in shape, eating less meat, making money, being mindful, reading more books, writing a book, obtaining more followers, being green, helping others, getting out of debt, sticking to a budget, saving for a dream vacation, getting more organized, eating more vegetables, making better use of her time, using her smartphone less, learning the ukulele, or purging from social media.
She lives her life unencumbered.
She might stop and wonder what all the fuss is about. 2020……….it’s a number, a moment in time.
If she could talk she may ask you to recall 1998. Do you remember it? Was it good, bad, indifferent? What did you learn? Did you reach your so called goals? How about the year 2009? How was that year for ya? Were you still fat, in debt, hating your job and eating Cheetos at midnight while reading a trashy novel? Was that the year you finally “got it”? Really changed your life around? Or maybe it was 2015, that was a good year, right? You got out of debt, stopped drinking alcohol and learned to whittle. So which was it? What was the year of “magic”? Will 2020 be your year???????
Cricket doesn’t place her value in timelines. She takes each moment as it unfolds and lives in it.
While she’s laying in the sun licking her butthole, she doesn’t think to herself “I better clean this shit hole fast so I can get to reading another book. Mother fucker I have 11 months to get in 1,238 books. Last year I missed it by one! ONE, can you believe it?”
She cleans her butthole and then takes a nap.
While I do not intend to begin licking myself to get clean or shitting in a litter box, I do intend to live carefree like Cricket.
She seems to have things figured out.