I’m spending tonight on a little pallet of pillows on the floor, and it is reminding me of that night I had in Japan, where we had all only just moved to Japan, and so, when I spent the night at a friend’s apartment, she had to make me a pallet out of her clothes, since there was nothing else to use for sleeping on the hard, wood-like floor.
We got creative and resourceful, and it was great.
Delirious talkings late at night between cousins make for ingenious ideas.
Mark tonight as the night we developed and discussed the special foreign language idea, and pondered at how we could end up discussing it in a year, after its having become incredibly successful, and yet so meager and delirious had been its beginnings.
Let us see what happens…
Thus ends the longest year of my life. 🙂
In my twentieth year of life, right at the end of it, I spent some time living and studying in France. My birthday came and went while living there, effectively making my twentieth year of life shorter than any previous year – think birthday to birthday – by a full seven hours. By the end of my twenty-first year, I had already spent several months living in the USA again, thereby making my twenty-first year seven hours longer – birthday to birthday – than the average year so far in my life (and 14 hours longer than my shortest year of life, which had been the year before it).
Last year, I found myself living half of my year (birthday to birthday year) in Japan. Therefore, when my birthday came around in 2017, I completed my shortest year of life, its being a full 15 hours shorter than the usual (and eight hours shorter than my shortest year to that point). Therefore, as I reach my birthday at midnight tonight, living again in the USA, I will be completing the longest year of my life – birthday to birthday, of course – with a full 15 hours more than usual (and 30 hours longer than my shortest year).
P.S. Yes, of course I am excluding leap days, because they ruin the fun, and they don’t even make any sense in the first place. A year is all about the Earth’s revolution around our sun, and a leap day is just a way to make up for the fact that it takes 365.25 (I think it’s actually 365.242189 to be exact) days to go ’round our sun, not just 365. So, I’m just counting the approximate .25 with every year, instead of adding a whole extra day every fourth year. Even if I did include leap days, then every leap day would cause the longest year of my life to be that year (and each of those would be equal to one another). However, the shortest years of my life (still talking birthday to birthday) would remain the same, as they did not contain leap days. To anyone with a birthday on February 29th – I mean you no injustice or discredit.
I found one of the boxes that contained my childhood writing yesterday. I mostly did poetry, but this one had some of my vocabulary paragraphs and my topic-writes and free-writes. Therefore, it’s about to get middle-school-original up in here, and very soon. ;D
Today, someone put words, and therefore solidity and realness, to a thought that has floated nervously in the background of my mind recently. He said that, since I will be piecing together my work, and arranging my schedule to work with whatever work I do, I will be like an entrepreneur for myself (Hannah entrepreneur, he said), organizing things and my schedule out myself, as opposed to having my schedule and expectations already set out for me (as is typically the case with a job).
I liked and still like that idea – I get to design my life and be creative with it, instead of having to accept whatever some job tells me has to be my daily schedule for at least a year.
He also asked me all about things that interest me for my non-normal-job time (which could end up being close to a year, depending on how positions open up places). I almost have a sort of game plan already, just from this one conversation, and I have scheduled to sit down and think through things tomorrow, all with today’s conversation and ideas in mind.
A few of the things that stand out most to me as ‘something I want to do,’ but have never pursued, are becoming trained as a yoga instructor, improving my knowledge of massage therapy, teaching dance (for money), and working/volunteering at least once at The Texas Rennaissance Festival (Renfest for short). I am already added or applied to be added to various substitute lists, and I am on one tutoring list (need to make some decisions on location, and then make calls for that within the next week for more lists). And I need to check up on lacrosse officiating recertification within the next week, too.
These are my present ideas, and they inspire me. 😀 I am excited about my planning tomorrow.