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Hitting the Holiday Brakes

Dec 04, 2023 10:09AM ● By Shannon Mc Kenzie

Now is about the time when I wonder how the year went by so quickly, and why the holidays always come at me like a freight train with no brakes. How, once again, they’re here and I’m not prepared for them. 

The difference this year is I don’t feel like getting stressed and working through a daily to-do list that ends with fewer checkmarks and more to dos. 

Nope, I want to slow down and do less. I want to think about what’s truly important and focus on accomplishing those things and let a lot of other things go. Like this letter, for example—I’m OK with it being shorter than usual. 

This is a new feeling for me. It feels good, and I hope it lasts. 

Wishing you a happy and relaxing holiday free of an excessive to-do list,



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