Tomorrow

Tomorrow is a big day.
The first of anything is always exciting.
The first kiss, the first snow, the first chip from a freshly opened bag of Doritos.

The first of the year is no different—even though we get one every year. Even though, when you think about it, we get one every day. Every morning is a reboot. Every morning is a fresh start. Every morning offers the opportunity to begin anew—to “first” something.

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There is no reason we can’t quit, commit, repent, resolve, exercise, read, write, or diet beginning RIGHT NOW.
But we don’t.

For some reason or another, we need an event to mark our fresh start. An event that begins tomorrow. (Or the next day, you know, because, well, I will have had the day off and stayed up too late and slept in too long and drank too much and ate a lot of crap and have to finish taking down the Christmas decorations… oh, but then it’s Wednesday and we all know Wednesdays are exempt, but the following tomorrow I can viva la resolution. Yes, that tomorrow should be good…)

I have tried to fool myself into thinking I could start something tomorrow, any tomorrow, because, well- what’s stopping me?
But I can’t.
I have, on occasion, marked my birthday as a new beginning. My new year. But it’s too easy to stumble. My theory? (Besides the self-discipline that I lack?) Company.

The entire population of the world experiences New Year’s Day. A lot of that population makes commitments for the new year. There is comfort in conformity. You’re not going it alone. You’ve got built in back-up. Yes, most of the lot will give up, fail, struggle right away.

But the beauty of tomorrow is that it allows us to slack today.
Because there’s always another tomorrow to begin anew.

I plan on making a few resolutions. I even plan on keeping them (she says now).
Hey, I started this blog in January of last year and with only a few exceptions, have kept on target for a weekly Monday Blog.

There are things that I want, things that I need, and things that I must get done. Might as well get started… tomorrow.

Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya tomorrow.
(because) You’re always a day away.

Happy New Year, Happy New Day, Happy Tomorrow!
(Go NIU Huskies!)

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About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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