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- I’ve always loved the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
- As a child, it was a break from school … a mini-vacation.
- As a teenager, it was an opportunity to do things with friends that weren’t possible when following the normal routine of school and life.
- As a young adult, it was a chance to stop what I’ve been doing, and reflect on what I want to do next.
- Christmas Week is a time for relaxation. The big event – Christmas – is now over … the pressure is off.
- The things you needed to do for Christmas are now completed or are no longer necessary. Anything that wasn’t done by Christmas no longer matters.
- Christmas Week has always been a chance to clean up the messiness of regular life and start fresh in the New Year. I didn’t (and still don’t) necessarily like this part, but find it necessary and useful. It feels great when it’s done (hint, hint, Steve).
- Today, I view Christmas Week as a required balance to the routine of living. I know I function best – and I’m most productive within routines – but a week of freelancing is always useful in unpredictable ways.
- Christmas Week is the opportunity to make course corrections to the journey of life.
- Christmas Week is a time to put Life Chapters in perspective. Some of those Life Chapters will be packed away forever when the decorations are stored in the attic.
- For my own reasons, I put the Christmas decorations away by the end of the Christmas Week … New Year’s Day at the latest. College football and packing up the decorations. I like to start the New Year with a clean slate … or a blank piece of paper … or sans Christmas decorations.
- Christmas Week is a transitional week. The old year ends – the new year begins.
- Christmas Week has always been a wonderful week.
- I still love Christmas Week.
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