I hope Christmas or Hanukkah or whatever you may celebrate was wonderful for you this year. My family had Christmas Eve dinner at a local pub-type place and stuffed ourselves with fish ‘n chips and cottage pies. Then a quiet Christmas afternoon at my parents with games and movies. My husband was working, so I met him late with some take out Chinese and our little break-room dinner was honestly the highlight of my day.
I’m not a big Christmas person, but I love the week between Christmas and New Years. The winding down and reflection as well as the anticipation of what’s to come. What changes are within MY control and what am I going to do to keep propelling myself forward. To always be learning and always be growing.
This past week I finished two books. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler and Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. While VERY different, both were solid “like, didn’t love” titles for me. I couldn’t connect with Danler’s main character and the Crouch book felt like it was simply a prelude to a (very fun) screenplay.
While I am working this week, it’s a quiet schedule with no client meetings and not much follow-up. I’m looking forward to squeezing in another couple books to round out my year of reading. I’ll do a roundup of my favorite titles of 2016 next weekend.