Wednesday, 29 February 2012

February 29th

The other day, I was thinking about what would happen if you were born on February 29th. Would you only gain a year to your age every four years? (Probably not.) Would you have any say in the matter? Would you have to change your birthday to February 28th / March 1st? A quick Google search determined that it is the latter suggestion, but nevertheless, it got me thinking about leap years.

Unlike Christmas or birthdays, February 29th only happens every four years. Thus, I hold this day in much the same way as others would regard the Olympics or the World Cup (other events which only occur quadrennially, i.e. every four years). Right now, when everything seems to be fleeting and gone in almost an instant, I have been thinking about the future and what it holds for me. Which led me to think about where I'll be and who I'll be in four years time on the next 29th February. Well, I know that I'll be four years older, at the ripe old age of 20 years old. I will be at university, although which university or studying for what degree, I can't tell you. I like this unwritten chapter of my life ahead. Perhaps then I'll be able to stick to my resolution to be more spontaneous! Who knows.

For now, I will stick to being me. Because who else could I be? :-)


1. A picture of me in sunny Oxford! The weather here in late February has been particularly lovely!
2. Some bare trees, which are even more striking to me than trees in full bloom. Odd how something shedding its leaves can be so beautiful.

Alas, I have 2 more exams left and then after Friday, I am free of mock exams! It's gonna be a good feeling. Hope that you're all well and good and enjoying the last of your February 29th. Hope that you all made good use of the extra day! Happy blogging.

Chloe xxx

P.S. Happy Leap Yaaaah!


  1. that photo of you is lovely! i really don't understand how an extra day came about, confusing xx

  2. I don't want to think about me in four years time, I'll be so old!!! :-/

    x Jasmine


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