How to Celebrate Leap Day

This year is a Leap Year, which means more time to get shit done! In fact, I’m sooooo busy getting stuff done—practicing daily yoga, writing countless books, cooking savory yet nutritious meals all with glowing hair and flawless skin—that I’m going to get right to my point.

Well, two points. #1: that was total sarcasm. I’m writing this in sweatpants and a hoodie. If I’m home, just know I’m in sweats, mmmkay?

Point #2: I’ve never understood the whole Leap Year thing. There, I said it! Even as a child I couldn’t understand the excitement. Fortunately, as an adult, I know *slightly* more. Mostly how to drive a car and make a mean cup of coffee.

…I’m just kidding. I’m from New England. I’ve been making killer coffee since I was thirteen.

I promised to get to my point swiftly, so no more dilly dallying! As an adult with endless responsibilities and deadlines and traffic and grocery shopping and side hustle, side hustle, dear God with the motherf-ing side hustles— why should one more day of busyness get you amped? Isn’t it really just one more day delaying us from what we’re all actually looking forward to?

I’m talking Samhain, folks! ;)

With Leap Day a few weeks off, I invite you to do something a little crazy, to buck the glorified busyness of our society, to live reckless.

I implore you to take this extra day as just that—a free day to do whatever YOU want.

Now, I get it. You’re probably not so reckless as to call out of work. Maybe you are. That’s my kind of crazy! ;) But even if you’re sane responsible, you have an entire evening to indulge in a little extra peace. Give yourself the gift of extra self-care. Maybe cue up some yoga on YouTube. Order out for dinner. Perhaps you can hire a babysitter and take that much needed date night. Set aside two blissful hours for reading in silence. Brew a decadent cup of tea and read tarot. Meditate. Wrap up in a cozy scarf and take a nature walk with your favorite person. Have a make-your-own pizza night with the kiddos. Go to bed at 7:30.

Don’t laugh. It’s kind of awesome.

Whatever it is that you need right now, do what you can to gift yourself a few extra moments. Because that to-do list will never stop piling on. And since we’re only talking about one measly day every four flipping years, I think you can go the extra mile for this one. Come on, girl! Get in those sweatpants. You know you want to! ;)

How will you be spending your extra day this year?

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  1. I had completely forgotten about Leap Day! I will definitely take your suggestions of warm blankets and good books.

    1. Whenever you're in doubt, seek good books! =P Enjoy your Leap Day!

  2. I'm so so happy you're back to blogging, Michaela. Like I mentioned before, your blog is one of my happy places. It always makes my day better. Thank you! As far as Leap Days go, Mini and I were talking about it and he had a very interesting question- what about people born on the Leap Day? Do they still consider Feb 29th their birthday or March 1st since 3 out of 4 years that's what it is. Valid question, dont you think?

    1. Aw, thank you so much! I'm honored to host one of your happy places! =D

      It is a valid question! The people I've known celebrate on March 1st and really go all out on the leap years. Have you known anyone born on Leap Day?


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