Wow...Christmas is nearly here! Every day I ask my husband what day it is and I still cannot fathom that it's the 17th and there are only 8 days left!
Time has slowed considerably since I left my job on the 3rd. In fact, these past two weeks have felt longer than the four months preceding them. I'm sure it's because I'm no longer rushed trying to work, get home, attempt to relax, eat, then do homework, and maybe eek out some writing while I'm at it.
Now, the days drag on a bit. When I finally wake up (2-3 hours later than I used to) I eat at a much more leisurely pace, then check email, play games, and do all those little fill-in-the-space things we tend to let slide.
Now, with Christmas on our doorstep, I finally kicked things into gear. I wrapped what few presents I could afford two weeks ago, and finally get a tiny something for my precious nephews. I have very little to give this year; it has been an arduous one for sure.
Still, I feel blessed that I'm basically healthy, fit, and able to write and skate and do the things I love with the people I love.
So, to everyone out there, have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Joyous New Year!
Author S. L. Danielson