Christmas has come and gone, and in only one short week, we’ll be enjoying the first days of a brand new year.
This is always a slightly surreal time of year for me — this week between Christmas and New Years.
What day even is it?
With businesses closed for Christmas and no mail delivery, my standard ways of marking time fail me, and I find it hard to keep my days straight. Today might be a Wednesday, but it feels like Monday after four straight days of Saturdays and Sundays. And next week it’s more of the same with a repeat of the schedule.
It’s not “normal time” because the kids are off school and people take days away from work in order to spend extra time with their families. Plus, those same people are looking for things to do, which means the places that are usually deserted during the day are packed with people.
And though it’s still the holidays, the end is in sight. Sort of like when there are only a couple of days left of your summer vacation. Vacation isn’t over yet, but the end looms on the horizon.
But not quite yet! So don’t rush it!
Embrace the slower pace of this week between Christmas and New Year’s Day because it’s the perfect time for reflection and introspection. Thinking back on the current year in order to plan ahead for what’s to come.
Savor the end of this special season by celebrating YOU!
Look at you! You’re still here…and that’s not nothing.
What big things did you accomplish in the past year? What challenges did you overcome? What good surprises came your way? What were your absolute best moments of the last 365 days?
And then what lies ahead?
Turning over a new year on the calendar is like taking a first step into a meadow covered with freshly fallen snow. Where will those tracks take you? Where will your life’s journey lead you? What are you looking forward to in the new year? What change do you anticipate in the days that are spread out in front of you?
Take a moment to think about the amazing gift a new year can be – filled with possibilities and new challenges.
Fresh starts are the topic of the last lesson in my Savor One Season – The Holidays online class, so as my gift to you this holiday season, I’ve got a coupon for anyone who wants to sneak in Savor One Season. Just visit the class online at Teachable.com any time between now and the end of the year, and with the coupon code HALFOFF, you’ll receive a 50% end of season discount on the class.
And, I want to send out a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has already joined me on a journey to Savor One Season – The Holidays…THANK YOU! I hope you learned as much from the course as I did during the process of developing it.
I hope to see all of you in 2019! I’m excited about the possibilities of the upcoming year, especially a new online course I’m creating called “The One Who Dies with the Most Fabric Wins.”
Keep reading my weekly mailings or dropping by my blog, and I promise to keep you posted with details. 🙂