First of all I want to say thank you. Thank you for emailing me to share your goals and dreams. Thank you for your wonderful conversations on Twitter. Thank you for visiting my blog and reading my words each week. Thank you to everyone who participated in my reader survey. I am so grateful for your thoughtful comments and critiques — you have given me so much inspiration to keep going and so many ideas for the future. I can’t wait to spend more time reading through your comments as I plan for next year.
Second, I want to remind you that you’re doing amazing things — you know that, right? We’re the kind of people who always want to make things better, and so our work never ends, because we know there’s always more we can do. We cross something off our to-do list and add three more tasks after it. We’re dreamers and schemers, always chasing after our next great idea.
It’s easy to see the unchecked boxes on our to-do list and feel like we aren’t doing enough. We feel guilty when we aren’t being productive. We get lost in the day-to-day and don’t notice how far we’ve actually come.
And so I hope that you’ll take a moment and give yourself some credit. Celebrate how far you’ve come. Rest and relax without guilt this holiday season — and you’ll come back that much more excited to keep working later. You deserve it.
As for me, I’m going to take some time off to relax, focus on client work, and plan for next year. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season! Meet you back here in 2015?