This week’s blog post isn’t about writing or reading or even about having a great holiday. It’s about self-care.

Ordinarily, I don’t create an entire blog post about being closed for the holidays, but this year I’m making an exception.

I used to work for a company that closed during the entire period from December 25th through January 1st, the idea being that it was a dead time business-wise. Since I’ve been on my own, however, I’ve worked quite a few holidays.

Not this year.

With an aging parent in assisted living who needs some assistance from me, it’s practically a guarantee I’ll be heading over there on Christmas.

In short, if you need me, I’ll be trying to catch some rest in between existing obligations. Office hours will be subject to change at any time.

So have a great holiday season, everybody. And remember, if you don’t take care of yourself first, you won’t be able to do much for anyone else!

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