New holiday: March Forth, a day to do something

On March 4, our new bucket list tackling holiday, it's time for everyone to March Forth.

Making up your own holiday (think Festivus here) is a great way to celebrate things the way you think they should be celebrated, and not the way society at large tells you it should happen.

That’s what makes the mostly imaginary holiday of March Forth great. Every March 4, you get to march forth (get it?) with whatever your little heart desires. It’s both a date and a command, so let’s celebrate it.

Everyone should have a bucket list — climb a mountain, learn Spanish to eavesdrop on your neighbors, tour the castles of the Tudor dynasty — all the things that make your imagination run a little wild.

Unless you have a genie, getting any of these things done is going to take some effort on your part. So why not sign up for a climbing class/get a learn Spanish CD from the library or scoping out the cost of your dream trip? What, exactly, is holding you back? If your answer is the No. 1 enemy of fun — money — use today to realistically evaluate just exactly how you can get the cash to help fund your dream.

Basically, March 4 is a calendar-fueled way to re-evaluate your life and to figure out how to get where you want to be. We’re not talking "giant leap for mankind" stuff here, just taking that one step forward to making what you want happen.

So, in honor of the patron saint of March Forth, Ferris Bueller, remember, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." And there’s no better time to reflect — and act — on that than today.


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