I am from a family that always celebrated every calendar holiday. Now, as I’m a grown-up and get to make my own traditions, I try to dial down the EVERYTHING about them.
I have a very low bar for what is an acceptable way to spend the 4th of July…
- not in jail
- not on the roads
- not fighting
It’s called Independence Day for a reason! So over the years it’s gotten better and better as I no longer live amidst a throng of drinking, drugging fiends, some of my very best friends.
This year I will claim my independence over worrying as much as possible. The day will come and go. The food will be good enough, and there will be enough. The weather is doing what it will do. Political hyperbole will be at a crescendo - I don’t have to worry about anything. It will all happen. I wish to have simple, basic gratitude day for living in a country at peace.
Anyone doing anything for the 4th? Please let me celebrate vicariously through you!