When most people think of December, visions of festive Christmas trees, holiday shopping and spending time with family and friends often come to mind.
For me, December means all of that and more: the USHJA Annual Meeting, year-end deadlines, the crush of last-minute holiday orders and a lot of juggling. It all usually trickles to an enjoyable end just before Christmas.
This year, unfortunately, a variety of (mostly) unexpected events seemed to conspire together to challenge my natural state of being. Without boring you with great detail, they included ice and snow storms (yes, that’s plural), a dead iMac (and corrupted back-up drive, ugh), the need for a new vehicle (time-consuming but admittedly a highlight of the month), multiple canceled flights, two missed business trips, one missed holiday (stuck at home for Thanksgiving without power due to above-mentioned ice), and, sadly, a death in the family.
Therefore, I’m looking forward to a fresh start. For the next two weeks I’m going to tie up the remaining loose ends (my iMac will be out of the hospital tomorrow!), crank out the remaining work hanging over from these delays, and I’m not going to let the weather keep me down again.
I read a funny quote the other day that went something like this: “When life brings you lemons, don’t just make lemonade—add it to your next cocktail!”