Yesterday evening kicked off the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. It is also considered the birthday of the universe, the anniversary of the day Adam and Eve were created.
It actually means “Head of the Year.” And just as the head controls the body, many view the actions we repent, forgive and plan beginning on Rosh Hashanah as having a tremendous impact on us for the rest of the year. It’s a solemn, introspective time.
It definitely is not your bang-up, let’s party Gregorian December 31/January 1 New Years celebration.
So I’ve always had two “new years” growing up.
And then it got me thinking of other cultures’ new years in the world.
The Hindi new year is in March. The Chinese new year moves between January and February. The Islamic new year varies by Gregorian year.
My own personal new year
And then I started thinking of my own new year. Not my birthday. Rather, the day I officially left the law. June 16, 2004. I gave a month’s notice for my in-house counsel job.
I left a job that was well respected and fine and not horrible … but not something I was passionate about, or in alignment with my Unique Genius, or that I felt was my purpose.
That was my own personal new year. The day I began to create who I am today.
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