In her latest newsletter, RoseAnna Schick of RAS Creative posits that throughout the rest of the year, we self-starters are tethered to the creative, moral, financial (not necessarily in that order) imperative of keeping up with our work work or our art work or both.
But come the Christmas tide, there's also holiday work that muscles its way into the top'ish position on our To Do list - giving us a split imperative to juggle. According to RoseAnna, this is cool.
Go ahead and do the holiday work first, she says. It's only here for a short time and that other work will be right there where you left it after the holidays. Not only that, but you'll get that same sense of accomplishment from your holiday work well done - plus get to raise a glass or two as part of the job.
So, taking a cue from Miss Schick, I'm off for a holiday week or so to do some fizzy work. In other words, for the holidays, my poutine routine will be usurped by lots of slurping - of oysters, wine and all manner of other good things not requiring much effort to imbibe - and I'll be back at my more disciplined routine of regular sidestepping after the New Year.