It’s funny, it’s now been exactly one year since I decided to be observant. Last year, last night, I was busily working away on a Computer Science project. My program wouldn’t even compile, much less do what I needed it to do, and I had a list of things 5 days long to do by the end of the week, and the first Seder was the next evening. I had toyed with the idea of observing yontiff, but didn’t really think I would be able to, what with the non functioning comp program and everything else. Late Tuesday evening, (or early Wednesday morning I suppose) I decided to go to sleep, and made a deal. If I got everything done in time, I would do Yontiff all the way, no computer, no phone, the whole thing. Otherwise, I needed to get my program done. When I went to sleep, my program wouldn’t compile, and I guessed I was about 5 or 10hours of work from getting it functioning to where I wanted it. When I woke up in the morning, I made 1 or 2 changes, and within half an hour it worked perfectly, and I had the documentation written up. Same sort of thing happened with everything else I needed to get done that day. (This is still one of the weirdest set of coincidences that has happened to me, ever.) Anyway, long story short, I did yontiff, and loved it, and a year later, I’m still here, hoping that the same thing happens today.
Chag Pesach sameach! I’ll see you all on Thurday!