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<h1>Time is personal. Your year changes when your life changes.</h1>
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	A new day begins when I wake up, not at midnight.
	Midnight means nothing to me.
	It’s not a turning point.
	Nothing changes at that moment.
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	A new year begins when there’s a memorable change in my life.
	Not January 1st.
	Nothing changes on January 1st.
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	I can understand using moments like midnight and January 1st as coordinators, so cultures and computers can <a href="https://xkcd.com/1179/">agree</a> on how to reference time.
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	But shouldn’t our personal markers and celebrations happen at personally meaningful times?
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	Your year really begins when you move to a new home, start school, quit a job, have a big breakup, have a baby, quit a bad habit, start a new project, or whatever else.
	Those are the real memorable turning points — where one day is very different than the day before.
	Those are the meaningful markers of time.
	That’s your “new year”.
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	This isn’t selfish.
	You know your friends and family well enough to acknowledge these special days for them, too.
	The day that I most want to celebrate someone’s life has nothing to do with the calendar day that they were born.
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	The fourth Thursday in November is not when I feel most thankful.
	February 14th is not when I celebrate romance.
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	To force these celebrations on universal dates disconnects them from the meaning they’re supposed to celebrate.
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	It’s thoughtless.
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	Celebrate personally meaningful markers.
	Ignore arbitrary calendar dates.
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	When did this year really begin for you?
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