Fresh off the plane from a trip back home to Florida, I am ready to start my version of a New Year’s celebration! Since I work in the hospitality industry, the months of November and December are the busiest of the year. My colleagues and I creatively and fastidiously facilitate a wondrous, festive respite, so that everyone’s family and friends can relax and enjoy the holiday season. For a wedding planner, it’s June and July. For tax professionals, it’s the months leading up to April 15th. During those two winter months, I can barely see straight, let alone plan out resolutions!
What a busy month December has been! I think that a lot of us can say those exact words, accompanied by a deep sigh of relief, now that the month is closing to an end. I have let the busyness of the season allow for excuses to not write or exercise or take care of myself, as well as I know I should. A couple of nights ago, over a glass of wine, my boyfriend and I were discussing how we would celebrate Christmas this year. Both of us had recently assumed new roles within our profession, and with the promotions, came more responsibility and demands upon our time. The common thread within our conversation was the quest for peace, avoiding stress, and following our own timing for imposed holiday deadlines.