Well, not bad. I missed a few days, but I double posted a couple of times so I'm calling it a win. Writing every day for a year, one month down.
11 more months.
My wife and I finalized our will yesterday. It's part of our transition into adulthood, which is actually just a never-ending ticking off of milestones that aren't always pleasant. In this case, getting a will done was something that had been nagging at us. Now, I personally don't plan to die before living to a ripe old 125 but JUST IN CASE, I don't want to leave extremely important decisions concerning my children up to a California probate court.
I'll tell you what the best part of crossing things off of the dusty to-do list is: it's freeing up my mind to deal with the things happening around me right now. I'm releasing my brain from the burden of all of these undone tasks that have been bogging me down. As unpleasant, scary, intimidating, uncomfortable or awkward as it may be to tackle unsavory issues in my life as they come up, I find it is much better for my mental health than shelving them to be dealt with later. When I put off the things I don't want to do, I'm building an entire wing in my subconscious of unresolved, stress-inducing horsecrap. Knocking it down as it comes up feels great.
Right now, I'm working on the backlog of stuff that's been sitting there. Getting a will done, filling out our advance medical directive forms, making our last wishes known on legal documents...these things are now crossed off the list. Sure, it was slightly morbid and uncomfortable to discuss. We tried to diffuse the tension with death jokes and inappropriate humor, with mostly success. Shit, we're all gonna go. May as well avoid confusion post-mortem.
So, 31 days in and now I'm back to 1.
February is filled with busy.
I've got a whole bunch of recently freed up brain power to take it on.